Universal pulls 'gay' quote from Vaughn trailer
October 8th, 2010
02:45 PM ET

Universal pulls 'gay' quote from Vaughn trailer

A clip showing Vince Vaughn jokingly using the term "gay" is being removed from the trailer for his upcoming film, "The Dilemma."

On Friday, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced that Universal Pictures would be pulling the trailer's scene, in which Vaughn says "Electric cars are gay."

"Universal Pictures decided to open the trailer for their new Ron Howard-directed feature 'The Dilemma' with the phrase, 'Electric cars are gay' in an attempt at humor, but it’s hardly a joke for LGBT audiences growing increasingly frustrated by use of the word 'gay' as a pejorative," GLAAD said.

"GLAAD expressed these concerns directly to Universal Pictures prior to the trailer’s release, who have now assured us that the offensive joke will be removed from TV and Media campaigns promoting the film from this point forward, including the trailer currently playing in movie theaters," the organization said.

The decision came after both GLAAD and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper complained that using the word was insensitive and harmful.

“The use of the word ‘gay’ in this trailer as a slur is unnecessary and does nothing more than send a message of intolerance about our community to viewers,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network  (GLSEN) has a "Think B4 You Speak" campaign aimed at combating the use of such language.


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    April 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cydonius

    This story is gay.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Luis

    Your not a cultural group, you like touch each other in inappropriate ways. Opposites attract. Quit dong dancing and find a woman. Just cause your junk fits in your buddy's trunk doesn't you should cram it in there. Department of Fish and wildlife has strict guidelines on hiding mudsnakes in confined spaces. I wish I could live in a world where I did not have to one day explain to my daughter that some guys just like to sit around with limp wrists sippin whatever gay drink of the week, looking more trendy than a man should, waiting to hop on his buddy and do some sick s***. It boggles my mind why anyone would want to be gay, much less why most of you think it is ok. That's GAY

    October 13, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Donalyn

    I am "increasingly frustrated" by the co-opting of a regular word in standard usage, meaning happy or joyous, for use as a synonym for an entire cultural group.

    October 12, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LoJenk

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk3yTXFkyiY&w=640&h=390]

    October 11, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kitty

    everyone needs to smoke a bowl and chilllax

    October 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kitty

    only people in utah would be offended by the term breaders -

    October 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. robogden

    GAY!

    October 11, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kitty

    gay gay gay gay......I love gays the word has no meaning to me and everybody is gay

    October 11, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Name*Tom

    This conversation is Gay!

    October 11, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. Davida

    I am appalled at all of these comments. All of you who have left a comment have an opinion. You are all different. So i ask you, what category do you fall into? Are you gay or straight? Christian or Atheist? Black or white? Because there is certainly a joke or derrogatory comment that applies to you. You can throw as many stones as you want, but would you like it if someone threw one at you? Gays are all over the news now, just look at your TV screen. And you'll find that most of it is negative. My God, a boy killed himself because he was afraid of how people would react to the fact that he was gay. What does that tell you people? Stop acting like cavemen and realice this is a serious issue that is valid, just like using the N word is to blacks, and get over yourselves. Its all in good fun until someone gets hurt.

    October 11, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. Nathan

    I think we are getting carried away in America! We can't say anything without "offending" someone!!! What if people grew up a little! And quit whining!!
    "No one can offend you without your permission..."

    October 11, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  13. Only1dd

    that is just so gay that is why they would pull that quote! it isn't a bad thing, unless your a gay american activist who don 't know the difference..

    October 10, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Me

    This is so gay.

    October 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sean kang

    I think the gay and lesbians need a 'chill pill' and just leave it alone – this a free expression of an artist and producers.

    October 10, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  16. sacnh

    now thats what i will watch

    Watch Online movies free

    October 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Yaaseen

    Gays need to stop being so sensitive. My name is arabic and I look Arab by am west Indian. Do u see me calling universal or CNN. Cmon ppl lighten up

    October 10, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  18. B.L.

    I really did laugh at the "breeder" comment- that was Hilarious, mainly because I can see us getting to that point. There are so many mixed race relations, looking at a Impala on 22s with rust spots, extra sized woofers and a curly afro'd mixed race kid drivin it blasting out Willow Smith- will be considered some nigg*-s**t– its only a matter of time before noone is affected by dumb comments that are meant to be humorous... My sister is a lesbian, and her favorite expression? "That's gay as hell..."

    October 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Name*j

    Kids in the 90s used" gay" as an insult or in pejorative ways. Anyone who says it looks and sounds stupid and does not deserve to be trated equally. You can't defend your usage of it because there is no defense. Grow a pair? Seriously. You're probably afraid of the dark and spiders. And you're afraid of gays.

    October 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Dawizazz

    Gary? I have been in a gay night club. Nothing but a good time. Everyone had a great time,dancing,talking etc. The word Gay! It was used so many times in different forums but all in comedy. I respect the gay life style. Being from NYC. But come on. Enough already. Sticks and stones will break my bone, but Names will never harm me!

    October 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Dawizazz

    It's just a movie, relax. Comedy. No one is breaking your arms to see it. You have the freedom of choice. You don't like the gay and how offs used? Don't see it. It's comedy.

    October 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dawizazz

    It's just a movie! You don't like whats said? Don't go and see it! Comedy is a good thing it bring laughter into your life. People need it! Just read all your comment . Ron I enjoy your movies. Keep up the good work. Gay or not gay, lighten up. It's a movie.

    October 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  23. gay guy

    wow someone call an wambulance.oopps oxymoron.somebody is all butthurt.oopps oxymoron.they have more rights than women.well that just gay.aka sucks.ooppps oxymoron

    October 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Billy Carter

    No one cares what Anderson Cooper thinks.

    October 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Joe

    well that's gay

    October 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. n/a

    Wow, this article has the most comments I've seen so far

    October 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  27. sean

    first off it wouldn't be "electric cars are so ni***r" it would be "electric cars are so ghetto". No one seemed to be in such an uproar when everything bad was labeled ghetto. Somethings are just gay and some seemingly intelligent people are tards and need ID-10-T forms. Such is life.

    October 10, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jonathab

    That is so gay!

    October 10, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  29. suiyoobbi

    Anyone out there remember when straight people had rights too?

    October 10, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  30. Name*jimbo

    This non-story is gay.

    October 10, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  31. Andy s

    correct me if im wrong(it happens) but i dont remember anyone pullong jeff dunham off the air when his puppet peanut called him gay for driving a blue prius. but o god if vince vaun says it. i think we should take a page from south park and change the meaning of gay like they did fa g. words dont have the same meaning to current generations as it did in the past. i call things gay. my car broke down and i called it gay. doesnt mean its being humped by another gay car. its just cuz that it sucks that my car is acting funny. look, a double meaning to the word sucks. ha. people say "that sucks". im sure that offends someone but o well. people who complain about stupid stuff offends me but do i get all bent out of shape. no cuz i have a sense of humor and know that theres different strokes for different folks. ive had gay friends in highschool and they never got upset if i called something or someone gay. hell i called them gay if they were acting funny and they would reply proudly with humor. "yes i am". i dont hear anyone in san fransisco complaing when people say thats the gay capital of the world. how about this. its politaly correct to dislike people who enforce politaly corectness. figure that one out. its not like he was bashing gays, he was bashing eletric cars. which is worse. i say the epa should complain he isnt going green. its a statement. just that. only that. get over it. or get out of it. stop ur complaining. and use ur time and media connetions to do something good instead of wasting mine and everyone elses time and braincells on pointless stuff. im talking to the gay and lesbian organization along with current and future groups of people that waste time and energy just to complain. they should b complaining about the people who r intolerant to gays in thier actions. not one line a movie. pc is way out of hand and if it doesnt stop its forward march, we will end up like the taliban. all up in arms for our cause with no sense of humor to keep us from steping back and looking at what we r doing.

    October 10, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  32. jimmyh

    Give me a break. There is a differance between gay tolarance and catering to gays. If its perfectly ok to protest a soldiers funeral and burn the flag why can't we say gay?

    October 10, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  33. Kevin

    Everyone needs to chill out. Your PC mindset's are way to Gay. Live a little. Gay, Gay, Gay.

    October 10, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  34. Luis

    Gays should be happy we are as tolerant as we are. I say things are gay all the time and I am not going to stop. -f I had a word that meant gay things were even more gay, I would use that, but I don't, so be happy about that. Get over it, we don't really like the fact that your gay, We are just tolerant. Gays act as if they are a race of people and are getting treated unfairly. Truth is you have chosen to desire another man and poke him in his reset button. NOT cool. So you can call me a breeder all you want, cause breeding is cool. Also if it were not for some misguided, gay raising breeder, you would not be here, so be happy about that too.

    October 10, 2010 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  35. Kelly

    This is absolutely ridiculous!! Do I agree with the statement-no, but it is not a big deal. What is a big deal and what Anderson Cooper should be outraged about-along with everyone else, is the fact that, apparently the word gay cannot be used without special permission, but those oh so "Chrisitian" Phelps can terrorize people at funerals for their loved ones. There is something very wrong with the fact that those "people" (phelps) can and do get away with terrorizing others, yet someone uses the word gay in a manner that others dont like and THAT makes people angry. If the phelps "people" can and do hide behind the Freedom of Speech, guess what folks? so can the movie industry. If it were me, I would not have pulled that trailer-that is total bs. That was their Freedom of Speech. If you don't like what a movie is about, DONT SEE IT!! Which is more than loved ones can do at a funeral for their son, daughter, mom or dad-THEY have to stay and listen to those "christians" absolutely degrade the loved one they are trying to lay to rest. GET A FRIGGIN GRIP and FIGHT FOR WHAT IS IMPORTANT-not a damn word. Get Angry over the injustice many of our military families have gone through becuase of those "people" harassing them. Some of you, GET OVER YOURSELVES!!

    October 10, 2010 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  36. morphios

    Augy..what u hit wasn't a nerve.its a glitch in the system.GLAAD to have u in the matrix.neo couldn't make it.the agenths coopers got to hiim.bummer he was so damn cute.i wanted to get to him.sry.a glitch is like a virus.but just spray em with raid.ummmhuh.pesty virus.two snaps up in a circle.

    October 10, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  37. morphios

    Augy Augy.ru listening.u r the one.u r able to d code. take the pill n use the nearest payphone.tank will have u in ready to b d coded.but u must hurry.agents r neargirl mmmhuh .they must have detected ur location.hurry.o.m.g we've got centiniels coming.oooo.nooo. and can destroy us and you.oooo nooooauuug101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010yyyywe rso gaaaaa1010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy:).

    October 10, 2010 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  38. morphios

    1010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010.neo.its time.take the pill and follow the rabbit.
    o heaveans no morphious ma.trix r for kids.sry this was so gaaayyy I just...hehehehe

    October 10, 2010 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  39. Nikki M

    I thought gay meant happy!!!! Let's all be gay.

    October 10, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  40. Augy

    I guess I must have hit a nerve! My comments have been removed. I guess the sensors can't handle my point of view, or I haven't learned to c ode my o pinions like I notice o ther's do ing.

    October 10, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  41. Byron

    I think he meant the cars are "happy"!!!

    October 10, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  42. sebastian

    o.m.g I'am like so tired of it. how would u like it if I told ur girl ur packin my fudge.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  43. silly boy

    I just crapped myself laughing because someone 200 posts ago wrote fabulouth, its like how gay people talk! They're so funny and gay to listen to

    October 9, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Fonz

    "Electric cars are so straight."...Nope just doesn't sound right for a comedy film.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  45. j.ar

    is getting your salad tossed by a woman gay. please respond.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  46. jon

    This is so gay!

    October 9, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  47. j.ar

    can anybody say P.D (poppy dick). how about budupy booty dick and poopy.mmmmm poopy on my penis tip.turns me on.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Fonz

    This has got to be the lamest CNN report I have ever read. With all the problems in the world people are still so sensitive about a line from a movie. Grow up people. Freedom of speech is alive and well in the USA

    October 9, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  49. nic

    There is nothing natural about being GAY. It goes against the laws of God. And with gay people come a lot of stupid reasons to fight for this level of sheer nastiness. Its not hate, its just wrong.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  50. j.ar

    I'm playing barbie with my daughter.thats not gay.but gay people are being way to sensitive.wo this comment is extremely gayyy.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Da STR8 Guy

    Heck if I can live in Al. And be black and deal wit da racism, they can live wit da darn criticism of being whatever they wana call themselves. I better choose my words wisely so Glaad won't b on my case.

    October 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Joe

    electric cars are gay. i can use whatever word i want this america if glaad was in iraq they would all be stoned to death

    October 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Meximart

    I have no problem with a.c. But he is being bias Cause he is gay and that's the reason he is saying.since he is a gay man and also a journalist with that said he can't report on this subject without being bias for the reason I just mentioned..

    October 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  54. StarChamber

    Electric cars are happy / merry.

    October 9, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Mike

    GLAAD is gay. Lol like pulling that is gonna change anything. Those guys are f. A. G. S.

    October 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Jfrost

    Only Anderson Cooper would mention the words gay and swallowing in one sentence. Yuk!

    October 9, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  57. gettingwap

    Cars aren't gay. They're female. That's why they take them from the back. But this is ridiculous. And gay can't be compared to someone's race. So the analogies between racial slurs and "gay" are not good comparisons.

    October 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Clodbusters

    That's totally gay.....gays need to lighten up.

    October 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  59. HR

    People-people – when will America wake up and smell the puke? I am so fed up with political CORRECTNESS, I could puke – the mind police are not far behind – you can not legislate thoughts and speech – remember the first amendment – I guess many are forgetting --gays are gays or other tags they demonstrate – if not what the hell are they? they certainly are not normal main stream adults.

    October 9, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Viper1j

    Big time breeder and proud of it!

    I play with myself in the next room and some chick is knocked up! ;-)

    October 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  61. cdog

    I live in NYC one of the most liberal citys in the world and in the last week there have been 4 gay bashings. If you don't get why language and word breed environments where things like that happen then i don't know what to say. Maybe i should walk around calling things that are uncool asian or white but im not in the market of degrading people

    October 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      cdog-The reason some people hate others is NOT because of a word. That happens because they are raised with hate, misinformation and bigotry. It all starts in the home my friend and there are some truly f****d homes in this world. The perfect example of a "family" such as this, and I have stated this before, are the Phelps.

      October 10, 2010 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  62. Viper1j

    Actually, on second thought.. I'm glad they cut the line. They should have just changed it though.

    "Electric cars are such a f ag thing."

    Then the gays would be happy. ;-)

    P.S. F ags are what the British call cigarettes. As in "lend me a f ag mate."

    October 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  63. scott

    This use to be America the strong, now its America the super sensitive and sissified.. If your so dang proud why do u care.Besides why cant an electric car just be happy/gay?

    October 9, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  64. John

    This whole debate is gay.

    October 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  65. SomeGayGuy

    Heres the thing I don't understand. I am a gay man, Most of my friends are gay men or lesbians. Not one of us cares the slightest whether or not the term "gay" is used in such a manner as this. It's defamatory yes, but every one of us use the word ourselves.

    I can't stand the fact that "gays" have to seek to be held apart from the rest or on a different level. As a member of society why can't you just take the punches and role with it instead of getting your panties in a wad. There are so many people that are belittled, made fun of, bullied, or otherwise harrased everysingle day, but you don't see them standing in front of businesses and shouting or griping about other peoples comments. Take it for what it is (comedy) and move on with your life. We've got bigger things to achieve and more important things to pursue. Stop wasting your time on these petty arguments and start doing something usefull with your time. Think about this, The NAACP doesn't get all up in arms when you make a derogatory statement about african americans, you don't see any organizations for mentally handicapped people getting fraught over people saying "that's retarded". Why is GLAAD getting offended and speaking on behalf of gay people when they clearly don't understand what "the gay community" really cares about. GLAAD needs to come to the realization that they are fighting a neverending battle. Straight people will never understand us, people will always use defamatory comments (many times, towards gay people). These types of people are stuck in their ways and will never WANT change. Face it we are the black sheep of the crowd. I'M PROUD OF THAT!

    October 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  66. will

    So he said electric cars are happy, whats wrong with that?

    October 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  67. aj

    I think its stupid people make such a fuss, its just joke for petes sake its not like they are intolerant of gay people they are just cracking a joke which I find to be quite humorous, and if its that big of a deal how come they don't get on comedians who refer to the prius as gay? BECAUSE IT IS A JOKE!!! STFU!!!

    October 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  68. kcc

    Please tell me Anderson Cooper is not gay. I think he is so hot.

    October 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  69. fievel

    Enough with the free speech excuses. Using the N-word is totally unacceptable and no one ever tries to make excuses for using it under the veil of free speech. If they did, people wouldn't but it or stand for it, so why does that work in this situation? Oh wait, it doesn't. And to the folks who bark that gay is a word with an actual definition, then use it that way. Don't use it as an insult. Same same for retarded. I hope all of you have gay retarded children, then see how you feel about all of this.

    October 9, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Michelle

    Electric cars should be good for the oil companies in the long run, giving them longevity.

    October 9, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Laura

    The only reason there are so many negative connotations surrounding the word 'gay' is because we keep reinforcing them.
    This is 2010, and its just some silly attempt at comedic relief. Grow up GLAAD. You are now the reason why this line in the movie will be taken offensively by the people who would have heard it before and not even thought twice about it.

    October 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Honesty

    Now Anderson (said like in Matrix again) Cooper can have a new person to interview
    AC: Now tell me Vinnie Baby why did you use the word 'gay'
    Vince: it sounded so funny
    AC: You have to be careful with your words, people are touchy (pardon the punnnn)

    October 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Honojojo

    Free speech my fat retarded bald weak short gay crippled toothless ugly butt! We are immersed in a process similar to that of the frog in a pot of water that's slowly being brought to a boil, so that we don't even really notice it. One day, we'll wake up to a society where there's no more color – all black and white – because of all the forces that are given authority to proscribe language that they deem non-PC. America will have all of the "technical" (i.e., on paper) freedoms, but the joy will be gone because in order to be acceptable in polite society, we'll all have to be a bunch of nervous ninnies watching descriptive adjective that we utter and apologizing for it the next day!

    October 9, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Honesty

    Sorry, forgot to mention the seriousness of this subject -under ENTERTAINMENT, so funny!

    October 9, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Honesty

    GLAAD should change to GAY – Got Anger Yet?

    October 9, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Honesty

    Anderson (said like in Matrix movie) Cooper, do you have a hidden in the closet agenda?

    October 9, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Tony

    Good....
    Good for glad and Cooper to fight discrimination.
    Ron Howard is such a bad and desperate filmmaker he'll try anything.
    Name one good Ron Howard film

    October 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Honesty

    Examples like this show how much Satan runs this corrupt world. Gay people have more rights than other people. Satan wants people to believe that Gay'ness' is normal – the more Gay shows are on TV, the more people will think "yah its alright to be gay". Love the Gay people, not what they do.

    October 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      How do gay people have more rights than anyone else? Anyone else can get married. Anyone else can adopt kids. Anyone else can file their taxes with their partner. Anyone else can share an insurance plan with their partner. Anyone else can leave their personal posesions to their partner and not have their family ignore their final wishes and take it all away from them. Anyone else can have their partner at their bedside during their last moments on earth. Anyone else can walk down the street at night and not get beaten or murdered because of what goes on in the privacy of their own home Anyone else can donate blood. ANYONE ELSE CAN LEAD A "NORMAL" LIFE. Gay people can't do any of that. so tell me, HOW do gay people have more rights than anyone else?

      October 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Geoffgio

    Thank you, speech Nazis. It's quite OK for "progressives" like these to routinely condemn all the racist, bigoted sorts who "cling to guns and religion," etc. etc. Well, electric cars are gay. And it's gay to think the quote was out of line. Obama's affirmation of his "faith" was gay. Congratulations ... I never even used to use the saying but I plan to use it ad nauseum now.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Sogeking

    Whatever happened to freedom of speech? I for one will say "gay" whenever I want to, and I will still wish people Merry Christmas. If you're offended, that's your problem not mine. This is still a free country and I will not sit idly by and let some radical organization change that.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  81. mg

    stop being a bunch of babies and move on

    October 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Natalie M.

    I'm so over "that's so gay." I just want to throw up everytime I hear it. It's been so overused and it sounds so awful it belongs in the lexicon graveyard with the likes of "no way, WAAAY", psych aka "S-S-SIKE!". The instant I hear it I know it came out of some no talent, doucebag wannabe's mouth.

    What's ironic is nearly every gay person I know is so F-in' hot, fierce, and stylish I don't even know how the phrase even came to mean uncool or lame. In fact, "that's so ungay" sounds way more appropriate if you want it to mean out-of-style. The gays are always on top of their game, let me tell you.

    I for one, am so GLAAD AC spoke up about this. We <3 you AC! You're the best thing to ever happen to CNN.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Lord Aiducan

    I'm all for equal rights, but extremist groups should not be listened to. Political correctness has done far more bad than good and turned our society anal retentive.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Mary Ann Childers

    Thank God he didn't say electric cars aren't Flaming, Hermaphrodite Ass Pounders, I probably would have been offended by that because THEN there would be some truth in that not this fictional gay stuff.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  85. josh

    Oh no... U offended a gay. CNN is garbage and so is the little pillow biter AC. Have you seen his ratings? Do you know why he's being moved 2 a day time slot?

    October 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Kym

    Normally I might just roll my eyes at what seems like GLADD's hypersensitivity, but after seeing part of CNN's segment on bullying, I see their point.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Thai cao

    That's retarded. I'm gay and I use that term gay in terms like that and I don't see that as offensive at all. I understand the recent suicide from school bullying but this is just silly

    October 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  88. retard

    They shouldve said, "Electric cars are retarted" , then the Palin PC Police would be on here.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  89. DirtyBob

    I'm all for gay equality. Personally I can't figure out why people who aren't gay are so scared of gay people. But you can't act like big babies every time someone uses the word in a way you don't like.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  90. james savik

    But electric cars are gay.

    -a gay guy

    October 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  91. billy

    ummmm ( ron go sects you ills)

    October 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  92. One Voice

    Yes, the decision may seem a case of PC in the extreme, but in the wake of that recent suicide of the Rutgers University student, the suicide of an even younger gay teen in Washington state, and a spike in hate crimes against the LGBT community, perhaps this isn't the best time to be using the word "gay" in a seemingly pejorative way, especially for a movie's ad campaign.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  93. billy

    wrongdong, beavertrappers, adults who were abused as children

    October 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  94. dfasdfa

    Come on people. This is gay. I'm gay and it never bothered me. There's a difference when it's used like that and it's used directly at someone as an insult.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  95. dizzal

    Electric cars are gay! My hummer doesnt run on hope and dreams!

    October 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  96. UhOhhh

    That's gay

    October 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  97. John316

    My comment is for the person who stated that "words don't matter" ...sticks and stones etc.....I would like him ( or her ) to walk down the streets of Compton or Detroit, and start yelling the "N" word..... I'm sure it wouldn't matter at alll....right? I think the use of the word "gay" as a negative stays alive, because people using it aren't being beaten to a pulp, like some other groups might do in the same situation....and of course with the Churches ( the really big ones) backing this kind of behavior, it's going to take a long time......

    October 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  98. billy

    probably (see my posts) but the real reason is because its incorrect to be gay

    October 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  99. WhiteKong78

    This post will be approaching 450+ comments, yet any stories regarding the economy or crime get much fewer responses. I think there are bigger fish to fry America..

    October 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  100. billy

    unbreeders, locker room rejects, maybe new words are what we need like: zoodies, crags, giggers, zores, hang on Ill come up with more

    October 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Sel

    So, if an "electric car" is gay, the it would be ok to call a car with spinners or one that is "souped" up a "n" car or a "s" car? Come on, really? How would the NAACP feel or how would LULAC react! Think about it!

    October 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  102. billy (not the same as the other billy)

    possible new names for gay : oops, inverts, packers, demoralizers, warpers, molesters, confusedlings, straight bashers, parade ruiners, come on lets hear some real ones!

    October 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  103. electric car

    Hi I'm an electric car, and u know I'm tired of u guys talkin about me... just to set the record straight... I'm gay and I'm dating an F150... so yes electric cars are gay!

    October 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  104. WhiteKong78

    Most gay people I've met aren't as thin skinned as the media portrays them. I get along great with gay co-workers because generally they are hilarious. Most straight men act pretty gay already. Seriously though all these people in the media want attention to their causes so they can raise funds. Its always about $$$$

    October 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  105. billy

    I think gay people should choose another name for being gay, thats where the problem lies, they want to liken to the word n*gger but its really not the same, choose a different word. lets hear some suggestions!

    October 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elise

      Whatever word is used, it would be turned into a derogatory term by kids and other childish people.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Paul Willson

    This is going too far . Use oif words is just that words if you can't take the heat that comes with then quit

    October 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  107. SoWhat

    This is gay. How cares. Does it really heart your feelings or just your pride? Take it like a man... or whatever.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Devil's Advocate

    What if he had said "Electric cars are NI**ER"?

    October 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  109. AndersonC

    Anderson Cooper is gay

    October 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Kevin Preston

    Tell you what Universal; I refuse to go pay the $10.00 to watch "The Dilemma" because you just offended my right to choose what I want to hear.

    Go ahead and be politically correct, no one really cares but when you do some douchbag stunt to satisfy a bunch of nobodies then you can kiss my $$ goodbye!

    Honestly Universal have you looked at MGM and the economy lately? Apparently you don't care about anything except your main executives getting paid and when the studio goes down the tank at least you got yours and the hell with the rest. But then again, isn't that the American dream? At least I got mine!

    No one is offended by that little crack in the trailer; in fact electric cars ARE gay.
    Have a nice day, by the way...Universal Studio's Florida, that sucks too.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnB

      They used Vince Vaughn. They obviously didn't want us to watch it anyway.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Normal American?

    I think electric cars can be gay....but I do think the use of "gay" in this situation is retarded. Now someone bash me for using the word retarded...then tell me how it is that you don't consider the use of the word gay in this instance retarded. Retarded has a definition...it means in SOME cases: unintelligent, stupid or lacking intelligence. Oh wait...gay has a definition also...it means: Showing or characterized by cheerfulness and lighthearted excitement; merry OR bright or lively, especially in color.

    Granted I'm not using these words in the context many expect them to be used in.

    Perhaps the "gays" in this world should pick a name for themselves that doesn't have any other meanings. THEN they can complain when someone uses it to define something else. Once that is done we can use the word as it was meant to be used instead of describing 2 guys going at it.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Sweetenedtea

    The world is ending! Someone decided that using a word that refers to them as an insult wasn't nice, and said so. What new steps will be taken to silence us next? Will black people start getting offended when I say "Electric cars are so African-American" to express my disdain for such vehicles?

    My god, people. I love how brave you are for the sake of others. I don't believe for a minute that you'd be nearly as stalwart were the situation actually reversed.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  113. framous

    Talk about ridiculous! I'm "Gay" (And I intend to work on replacing that term, never liked it), and words carry weight or not based upon the context in which they are used. So where are all the good Lesbian jokes? And, electric cars are kind of Gay.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  114. David M.

    Oh goodness!! Let's not offend the gay community. Their feelings are much too fragile. They can offend anyone they please, but make sure you don't step on their feather boa.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Jeff

    I will stop using the word gay when Anderson Cooper stops using the word teabagger.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  116. billy

    Gay.........Gay........Gay.......Gay.........It is no different from any other word...........even gay people insult people unlike them and if they say they dont then they are liars also........Gay............Gay..............Gay...............Gay............

    October 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billy without a brain

      Uhm so that makes it okay? Some good parenting skills yours must have had if that makes it okay. It's okay, someone elsle will get this post as I doubt it's within your mental capability.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Orwell

    Newspeak is a fictional language in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the novel by Orwell, it is described as being "the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year". "It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words." The Ministry of Education will be replaced with groups like "The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network". Doubleplusongood – try saying it – its fun after you get used to it

    October 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Stop Whining

    It's not complicated to talk...just have some damned respect for your fellow human bieng...sheesh!

    October 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  119. just me

    oh waaaaaaaaaa....cry babies make me sick. every use of the word gay is not derogatory.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  120. Wimps

    That is so gay. You guys can't really make fun of me because im straight. That's like saying "Gee, man you are so NOT retarded" Yep. Ouch. That hurts.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Uhm

      No, but I could make fun of you for having a little penis where your little brain resides.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  121. YBP

    If America would just give us equal rights to work and marry, I wouldn't care about childish name-calling. At my age, I am much more concerned about my personal finances than I am about how stupid people refer to gays and lesbians. They are after all just a bunch of stupid people.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  122. navman

    They pulled the GAY line out of the trailer??? What a gay move on their part!

    October 9, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  123. Eric

    So can we use gay as "happy"? or is that offensive too? All this gay talk is gay, words only hurt when you let them.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  124. Orwell

    Newspeak is a fictional language in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the novel by Orwell, it is described as being "the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year". "It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words." The Ministry of Education will be replaced with groups like "The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network". Doubleplusongood - try saying it - its fun after you get used to it

    October 9, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  125. navman

    Oh no! Anderson Cooper will have to find a new topic for his next show. HURRY! Let's blow something up and make a show out of it for the next few weeks!

    October 9, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  126. BFF

    What makes the line funny, is it's just stereotyping. Gay's drive electric cars, Mexicans drive low riders, Rednecks drive loud lifted trucks, Blacks drive cars with 22's or bigger, and Asians drive... well they just can't drive.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  127. Bruce

    I want that on a bumper sticker..."Electric Cars are GAY!"

    October 9, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  128. dimbo

    I'm just curious as to where all the limp wriste, flamboyant gays were 100 years ago, cuz if itsnaturaland not a choice, then why are all the new ones coming out of the closet flaming like a blow torch! You wanna put yourself out there like that, and have those sickening parades like we'fve had here in montreal over the past years, then grow a pair and deal with it, like the blacks, jews, catholic priets and quite frankly everyone has! after all the movies and frat comedies of the last ten years how is this even on the news? I love america but wow, you guys won't be able to fart soon without offending some group and bein censored.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • And What About the Straight Bigots?

      And dimbo, I'm just curious to know where all the bigoted straights were less than 100 years ago. Oh yeah, they were busy hosing down innocent Black people and other minorities, casting derogatory comments, and putting up signs like "No Blacks Allowed" or "For White Only" and "For Colored." Of course, that's it, now it comes back to me.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elise

      Google "Oscar Wilde"

      October 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  129. b nakka

    "Forcing people to be polite won't make them polite"

    Ok so GLAAD decides to force people to not say things that are hurtful to gay people. THe fact is people still will think what they want about GAY people. The politically correctness won't change a thing in fact it will only make the issue worse. Why don't they spend money to educate people instead of telling them what they should do.

    REMEMBER when growing up if your parents said "Don't do it" we had the urge to do it more.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  130. dimbo

    electrickarma........well said!

    October 9, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  131. AnnonUSA

    Are people really this dumb and shallow, that a comment like this is newsworthy?

    Common sense is truly dead in America.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • dimbo

      dead and buried. It had its funeral when sarah palin was chosen as v.p candidate.

      October 9, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  132. Think Before You Speak!

    This really makes you think. Um, what if they were to use the "N" word or some other one targeting another minority group as an opening line for a movie, guess they must think that would provoke great fun and entertainment also huh? Moral of the story is Think before you speak on something that can offend a particular group of people. What one thinks as funny may not be at all to the targeted group.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  133. Indiana BOB

    If they were not ashamed of being gay why object to use of the term? I don't object to use of the terms normal or natural

    October 9, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Grestel

      Indiana, except that 'normal' or 'natural' couldn't possibly apply to an ignorant, less than a pea-brained person like you.

      October 9, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  134. jenny

    Get over it please. This is getting just stupid. quit crying over every freaking word being said. hollywood offends me all the time but guess what I dont watch that movie or show then. Hey Glaad! I dont have to love gays ok? no matter what you try to say i do not have to hold you up and praise you. I will let you be what you want but I wont endorse you. Are you endorsing my lifestyle? Dont think you are! So shutup and get over it! oh by the way electric cars are gay as hell...

    October 9, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • A Taste of Your Own Medicine

      Tell you what, Jenny, if words aren't offensive to you then let's all start saying "Stupid, Moronic, Red-Neck Breeders" quite often so it becomes the 'norm' in everyday language. In fact, use it all of the time from now on. It would be perfectly alright and o-kay with you I'm sure according to what you're saying. So - Stupid, Moronic, Red-Neck Breeders, beware!

      October 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  135. A.D

    Why so offended?? If u like boys and you are a boy.. you are gay. If you like girls and your a girl..... then your gay. So why is gay a bad word? Don't be gay and you won't be offended. Bye

    October 9, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  136. Mike wade

    Gay, also, means happy. When you cannot use a word that has been used for generations because a group of degenerates get upset, then there is something wrong with this country.

    "I'm so happy, I'm so gay, I can boink ten boys a day, I'm your gay guy".

    October 9, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  137. Shyla

    AMEN! we do not have to tolerate you gays, what you are doing is wrong, its a warped mentality, and I hope science will find a cure soon

    October 9, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  138. Zickezone

    All you have to do is read through all the hateful responses to this article to realize that gay Americans are being targeted. There's a civil rights movement happening in this country, and I suspect many of you will learn to stifle your hate 20 years from now. You'll at least appear to have your "Robert Byrd" moment to avoid looking like an old-fashioned bigot.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  139. Gerry

    No straight people do not have to tolerate gay people if we dont want to, quit trying to force us to accept you and while your at quit teaching straight children that its ok to be gay. Its borderline evil

    October 9, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      You, Gerry, and your words, are exactly why gay people have to ban together to fight for their rights. I think you and your deep seated hatred of other human beings just might be borderline evil.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Bill Mc Quade

    Carl

    Your statement re baptism proves you are the bigot & one of the most hateful persons I have ever encountered. You must be a laugh riot at parties.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  141. Jake

    Man, that is really gay.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  142. stevo

    No more happy quote?

    October 9, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  143. Joe citizen abroad

    Sorry. You've gone too far, CNN and GLAAD. First of all, it's not Universal, or Ron Howard, or even Vince Vaughn saying "gay." It's Vaughn's character, in a fictional story. And it's not a stretch. You're right, real people use the term every day like that. And that's where you should focus your attention, not on fictional characters in comedy movies. What's next? Do they have to pull the whole movie? This kind of ham-fisted tactic does not win people over to your point of view. Quite the opposite.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  144. Howie

    Wow. Lots of anti-gay comments on here from people who consider themselves educated. This doesn't come from a movie. This is about smug people who won't break out of their familiar patterns to consider that people who are different than them might also be deserving of respect. I hope y'all feel a little better about yerselves now that you've slammed gay people as abnormal, you 'tards. Get out and see the world, it's a big place. Unlike your mind.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  145. teresa, ohio

    ahhh, the power of Anderson Cooper and his closeted fight for the "gay" population.
    Frankly, I am tired of sensitive gays in life. I'm tired of them being a "character" for the rest of us to applause for.
    I'm shocked in a store to hear a female voice in back of me and turn to see it's a man playing a role of what he percieves a gay man to be. ITS COOL IF YER GAY!!! I dont need to know about it. And I resent having to watch men play acting as a drama queen. I know gay guys who talk/ act like girls wont undersant this: but, I can honestly tell you.... it hurts me deep in my soul to hear/see a female carricature coming out of a male being. The gay is ok, the play acting hurts me.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  146. John

    Of *course* there is nothing wrong with the word "gay", in particular, but when it is used as a put-down (e.g., "that's so gay!", "you are so gay!", etc.), it's obvious the word is being used in a pejorative sense. How can that *not* be wrong? That's like someone saying "you are such a ". I'm sick of people saying that GLBT Americans are asking for "special" rights – we're just asking for *human* rights, the same as everyone else.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  147. Howie

    The whole decision to pull the phrase is predicated on how much more money they might make by creating a fuss. They would leave the word in if doing so made them more $$$. It's not about political correctness. And by the way, black people use the "n" word all the time. Gay people, and our pals, can use the word without creating a social schism. Using it in a derogatory manner from an outsider's perspective is where it gets sticky.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  148. dumbrewnette

    Are you kidding!? We can't use the word GAY because it is offensive? LGBT needs to find another cause. It absurd that I can't say So Gay because I might offend someone who's gay. What next? Retard

    October 9, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  149. Paul

    The right to do something doesnt mean it is the right thing to do. If these people are offended, they should STFU and boycott the movie.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  150. Gary

    As if gays don't tell straight jokes...

    October 9, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  151. Petey

    Electric cars aren't gay. They're FABULOUTH!

    October 9, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  152. celly

    “"if by gay you mean the old english definition of fun, enjoyable and carefree then YES, electric cars are extremely gay"

    Thank you Augie Farks.”

    October 9, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  153. sharlow

    Ok. So if I woke up one morning and walked into a coffee shop and told the counter worker that, "boy, I feel gay today" someone is going to get offended? Gay is an old word.... Seriously...It use to mean happy, free spirited, a sense of contentment. Well, quagmire is an old word too...if they change that to meaning a transgender person, am I again going to offend someone by saying, "Wow, I am in a deep quagmire today with my boss." We're becoming soft people. Bloodlines are breaking down. Get a backbone World. All these "rights" groups are giving us a migrane. Stick to the basic human rights owed to us by each other as a civilized World. Now I guess I have to worry about my cat getting a lawyer and suing me for bathing her once a week under the beastility laws. Oh hell with it! she's 19 she doesn't need freshened up. WHAT'S NEXT!! GET A GRIP WORLD!!!!

    October 9, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  154. bdup

    i thought "gay" was the politically correct word that we're supposed to use; I mean it's the first word in GLAAD's acronym.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  155. Warren Ward

    They should have been more sensitive and used the word "perv."

    October 9, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  156. Rob

    I would censor it too but only for being a bad joke.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  157. Tom P

    As a gay man, I just want to say what contempt I have for breeders who don't get this issue. Losers all.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  158. Heidi

    Gay Agenda.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  159. Rick Gayheart

    Am I to understand that Anderson Cooper takes it in the behind TOO ?

    October 9, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  160. Lorenzo

    Calm down. I'm a black gay man living in Atlanta (most recently deemed the black gay capital of the country) and I don't find that joke offensive in any way. I just asked a few of my friends who are also gay and they don't find it offensive neither. It was a joke. Learn to lighten up and laugh.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      You fail to see the reason people are up in arms about the comment. On a personal level, I am not offended but if I were 16 years old and having serious gay feeling and I hated those feelings wishing and praying they might go away....yet society reinforces that poking fun of gays through derogatory comments is okay, I might be more inclined to go through some pretty heavy and tough mental times. Being a gay teen can often be a very isolating and horrible experience. So yeah, sure...your gay friends might flippantly say...I'm not offended, but if this poking fun behavior is just let to slide off then it reinforces that it's okay to poke fun of gays on not only the level of name calling but bullying and even murdering someone. Yeah it happens...all because of ignorance and letting it slide here and there.

      Some blacks might not be offended if I use the N word either, but that doesn't make it right. But if the N word were ok and then kids bullied kids a little here and there because poking fun of black kids was ok ...well....I think u see where I'm going with this. So let's choose not to use the N word and let's choose to use the term gay where it is appropriate and doesn't fuel and justify poking fun of gays in a derogatory way. And please tell your gay friends why maybe they should be offended.

      October 9, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Kenny

      Rick makes a good point. As a black man, I think we should be careful how words are used and who they might offend. Sure we are all free to use whatever words we want, but we are also free to have a little class.

      October 9, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  161. anonymous

    that's gay.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  162. ME

    GLAAD is so gay

    October 9, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  163. tiny

    all this is gay..gay is happy right..so why is everyone so mad

    October 9, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  164. Rick

    Gays are such an easy target to bash with derogatory words with few people chiming in and standing up for them and saying it's wrong or simply not funny. It's not about being politically correct. If the gay teen suicide rate wasn't so high and gays weren't bashed so much, it probably wouldn't be such a touchy subject. But to reinforce the word gay as a negative word regarding the trailer and movie, it really f***ks with potentially gay kids' minds and makes them feel even more isolated, alone and hopeless. It's not about Christianity or politically correctness or being on the left or right. It is about caring for people and everyone's well being. How bout we all back off at the hate and start respecting each other and setting an example so we have less bullying and more teamwork in our society. Set an example. And let's not forget about comedy. We just need better writers that can rise above the lowest common denominator kind of writing that's just not all that funny and makes Americans look like super hicks that we're not.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  165. Garrett

    There is a lot of hate towards gays AND Christians on these posts. Most of you commenting here are pathetic.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  166. sugar

    So we cant say 'gay' in a movie but its totally acceptable to say God doesnt exist...that doesnt make any sense to me. Stop playing the victim. Thats GAY!

    October 9, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  167. BWatkins

    So I guess Anderson Cooper doesn't have a problem with referring to gays as c*cksuckers? Because he's sure had a lot of fun mocking the Tea Party people as "teabaggers." Hypocrite.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  168. Not suprised

    Glaad. Helping the wussification of America one movie quote at a time. I hate glaad, it is the worst part of the gay community. Ps I'm gay too.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  169. Bruce

    What this country needs is better Christians.

    October 9, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  170. django

    fight the Gay gestapo

    October 9, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  171. NIGHTTRAIN

    Why aren't the gay Christians complaining about the use of GOD D__M being used in movies?

    October 9, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  172. django

    lately Im feeling like the Gay ppl are way too sensitive, self absorbed and I resent them bullying ppl into tolerance..i used to defend their right to choice but it is clear to me that they are only interested in abuse..theyve lost my support, interest and respect...you cant legislate respect..ppl tolerate them never respect them

    October 9, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  173. chevy volt

    What about my feelings?

    October 9, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Fiskar Khama

      You can't hold a candle to me.. Have you seen my lines (Fiskar Kharma). Chevy Volt..... You are Gay!!!!

      October 9, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  174. keburg

    "Anyone who thinks freedom of speech is being trampled on and that special groups like gay people are getting special rights or benefits in this debate, I have a perfect way to illustrate why you're wrong. Make a post full of vulgar words. Heck, don't even use any racial slurs or anything, just those awful naughty words they don't allow on TV – or in movie trailers. See, we all know you can't do that, it only takes common sense to know you'll get your post pulled, get banned on sites, etc for it."

    You obviously don't understand the 1st Amendment, which protects our free speech against GOVERNMENT action, not from actions by individuals or sites like this.

    October 9, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  175. Justin

    So just to be sure I asked 4 of my gay friends about this and every single one said what I thought they would. "Electric cars ARE gay" and that GLAAD needs to focus on things that are actually offensive.

    October 9, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  176. David

    I'm a gay man and I don't have any problem with the line in the movie. Sometimes people get just a little too sensitive. I thought it was funny...

    October 9, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  177. Electric Car

    Where's lady gaga at a time like this – she will straighten everyone out. Ok poor choice of word.

    October 9, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  178. jon

    The GSLEN is sooooo gay

    October 9, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  179. Hadenough

    I applaud Universal’s decision to remove the line from the trailer. I for one am tired of "all" the slurs in any form. We have enough intolerance in the world as it is, let people be who they are and enough with the hate already!

    October 9, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  180. Electric Car

    But its the truth.....

    October 9, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  181. Erik

    To the self-loathing gays: if you don't think millions of people using gay as a pejorative – or millions of people laughing about it in a movie – is hurting you, you're not paying attention. You're validating your status as a second class citizen. Some d bag frat boys telling you you're cool because you make fun of yourself and allow others to laugh at you is among the saddest things I have ever heard. Judging by the inane comments here, it must be 1987. In a 1987 where everyone is either a complete idiot or just an a'hole. To those of you who are easily confused: this is anger, not petulance. Gays do not have equal rights, protections, or respect, and "That's so gay," and similar variations of verbal assault are not even negotiable. Whether you are gay or straight, allowing others to speak like that is spineless. It's intolerable.

    October 9, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • booyah

      What a whiner. Man up, dude!

      October 9, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Erik

      Clearly, you must be right. Your argument is compelling. Thanks for your sage help, brah!

      October 9, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Electric Kharma

      Gays need to grow a spine. You've had your "Gay Parades" and some of you have done your best as being outlandish and flamboyant to gain attention. (Now you can't understand why this joke is made???). As a society you are "OUT", not locked in the closet as you were throughout history. Don't get me wrong, that is a good thing but your fair game now. You can't whine and complain about being the brunt of a joke when in many movies/plays in the last 30 years you have made fun of yourselves. La Cage Aux Faux, The Birdcage, etc, etc. Hell, if I had the spine that some of you have, I'd cry uncontrollably every time I take my wife to a "Chick Flick" and they make a joke about men. Grow up or keep yourself locked in a closet the rest of your life. Or better yet... police your own society that continues to put that (flamboyant) side out there that continues to feed the picture that the jokes try to paint.

      October 9, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Erik

      I wonder how much energy I too could save by running my brain in economy mode. You're prejudging an entire group of people and placing gays into a singular, stereotypical, category. I'm not flamboyant, but it's not my job, or anybody's responsibility or right, to "police" those who are. That's their business, not yours or mine. If you think the gays in the parade represent or account for all of us, you're completely oblivious to how many gays, and kinds of gays, exist. Your argument that compares jokes about men to "gay" as a pejorative is utterly irrelevant: male jokes do not target an inherently underprivileged or rejected segment of society. Seriously, "Grow up"... that's your argument? Fail.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Viper1j

      Saying "man up" to a gay is an oxymoron...

      Just sayin'..;-)

      October 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  182. what?

    Is a gay lesbian actually attracted to guys?

    October 9, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Know What You're Saying

      Technically speaking, the word "gay" is used only in reference to males. The word "lesbian" applies only to females. Therefore, there is no such thing as a 'lesbian male' anymore than saying a 'gay female'. Those terms would be misnomers. That is, if you want to be really correct in the usage of those words according to English experts.

      October 9, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  183. Viper1j

    1. Electric cars ARE gay.

    2. "but it’s hardly a joke for LGBT audiences growing increasingly frustrated by use of the word 'gay' as a pejorative," GLAAD said."

    Well maybe YOU should think before you run around and steal any more words. I have an old Webster's Dictionary (remember those things?) that says gay means happy.

    Don't co-opt words and then tell people how to use them. You didn't invent the words, and guess what?

    IT'S NOT YOURS!

    October 9, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  184. jay

    But what if they are happy?

    October 9, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  185. what?

    Did you hear about the gay muslim?
    He just blew up his electric car.

    October 9, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  186. greena

    Gays are soooooo gay? Are you going to argue? Is that hate speech? Ohhhhh...come and arrest me.

    October 9, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  187. Anderson Cooper

    I love evectric cars. There. I said it. Now I feel free and don't have to hide it anymore.
    A. Cooper

    October 9, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  188. Mike in SA

    That's so gay...

    October 9, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  189. silly boy

    Posting comments is gay. But not as gay as electric cars and the people that drive them

    October 9, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  190. Matt W

    I think that it's gay that they took this line out of the movie. Since when has it ever mattered what people say in movies or musical lyrics for that matter. Censorship is gay. I don't get mad at gay people calling me straight, so get over the fact that we call you gay.

    October 9, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Use Common Sense

      But the question is: Would you be comfortable with or like to always be called a "Breeder"?

      October 9, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  191. Billy K

    2 best quotes of the morning:
    "You [whoever "you" is] like to wine all the time." Yes, yes I do. Breakfast, lunch and dinner – always better with a bottle!

    "Anderson Cooper this is all your fault!"

    Wait I thought this was all Obama's fault? If it's just Anderson Cooper can't we just send him to Gitmo or something?

    October 9, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  192. MadCityBabe

    GLAAD needs to lighten up, you're way too sensitive to EVERYTHING.............it's getting to a point no one wants to talk to anyone anymore for fear someone will be offended by the most blandest of terms..........no wonder people have diverted themselves to their computers.....sometimes you sensitive types make me vomit!

    October 9, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  193. Tiffany

    I think we ALL should be fined heavily for anything that is hateful or prejoritive. People are either too sensitive or too hurtful so why not stop the hate and pull the plug on EVERTHING offensive, hurtful, and hateful on TV, the media, Internet, magazines, and public places. Some people were thrown in jail for swearing.

    Just be nice!

    The devil loves this hateful stuff bc he gets to have you in the end.

    We live in a world of hate-filled human beings and the crap has got to stop somewhere. Everyone is offended so why not just shut up and be quiet cuz someone is going to complain.

    It's real basic people: if ya don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all! In other words, shut your pie hole! :-)

    October 9, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • MadCityBabe

      ...but the Devil throws the best parties.....and has cookies!.....besides if you dont have anything nice to say about anyone....come sit by me......we'll chat it up!

      October 9, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  194. james

    Holy cow. It's a movie, people. Made up stuff. Fake. Not reality. Grow the bleep up.

    October 9, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  195. Robby

    All this talk about freedom of speech and pc...Univeral freely chose to another line...

    Did the government make Universal change their trailer?

    You all don't get the point...Universal agrees that using the word gay in that context is not funny...and freely chose to not use it...They have in no way given up their freedom of expression...

    October 9, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  196. PCWizard

    Illegal Aliens and Gays......not sure which is worse......possibly "Gay Caballeros"

    October 9, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  197. inveighn

    Arguing on the internet is like the special Olympics......even if you win, you're still retarded.

    October 9, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  198. J

    But elcetric cars are GAY!

    October 9, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  199. George Orwell

    cant use the r word, the n word, the g word. does anyone feel like the book '1984' suddenly?

    October 9, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  200. JoJo

    GLAAD and Anderson Cooper complained that using the word "Gay" is insensitive and harmful? Give me a break! Does GLAAD and Anderson Copper care that a majority of Americans find it "insensitive and harmful" for "normal" people to tolerate their crap? Complain when you AND YOUR CHILDREN witness two gays kissing in public and see how far that goes.

    October 9, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  201. -

    People need to stop getting so worked up over words. If they would stop for one second and think about something else to do other than analyze a person's speech to see if there's anything they can possibly be offended by, they might find a little more joy in life.

    Simple answer: let things roll off your back. Suck it up, stop acting like a child and the big, bad words will stop hurting you so much.

    October 9, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  202. Jadax

    This is so GAY

    October 9, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  203. FreeSpeech

    GLAAD needs to BUTCH it up some! Crybabies. Go chase a Rainbow! Hahahahaha!!!!

    October 9, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  204. GianCarlo

    Oh, so now the Christians are the victims. Using the word gay in that manner is no different than using the N word. yes, this country is going to Hell, because of the hypocrisy of the religious right. Why don't you throw the first stone if you are so righteous.

    October 9, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      We can't... all the stones have already been thrown by your side.

      October 9, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  205. steve

    it's all part of the pussification of america where everyone and everything is gay but nobody can talk about it. It's the 800 lb gay gorilla in the room.

    October 9, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  206. PC

    Gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay.

    Now that's gay.

    October 9, 2010 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  207. jay gay

    Gay, retard,gay

    October 9, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  208. dadsnorz

    I drove a Prius for a couple of years. That car was gay too.

    October 9, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  209. mike54

    Hard to be a redneck and drive an electric car... especially if you don't hsve electricity yet.

    October 9, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  210. MuDdLe

    "Electric cars are gay."

    "Don't taze me, bro."

    "All your base are belong to us."

    October 9, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  211. Newsy

    Analyzing Hollywood's use of locker room talk...Why bother?

    If you choose this kind of speech, you are choosing to be ignored by many.

    October 9, 2010 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  212. Meghan

    The Westboro Church is allowed to stand behind the whole freedom of speech crap, yet someone who says electric cars are gay doesn't?

    Ghey.

    October 9, 2010 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  213. Jerry

    So, "Christians" are the only group that the PC police don't mind offending ? Well, you should take that argument to the families whos children gave their lives to protect your freedom of speech only to have the Westboro Baptist "Church" protest at their funeral. And no one lifted a finger to stop them because these "Christians" were protected by freedom of speech.

    October 9, 2010 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
    • y2daddy

      Our freedom of speech isn't on the line in Afghanistan or Iraq; so our soldiers are giving their lives for nothing. They aren't sacrificing their lives, their lives are being sacrificed.

      October 9, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • booyah

      Once again, you are confusing Christianity with religion. Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, SDA...all RELIGIONS. Man made beliefs. A real Christian would hate the sin, love the sinner. Anyone else who proclaims to be a Christian and doesn't follow that reason, isn't a real Christian.

      October 9, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  214. havanas

    I've had it with all the hateful, intolerant, narrow-minded, ignorant, tasteless simpletons. running around. What, have we run out of dead, American soldiers for the inbred morons to picket. This country turning soooo 'Christian' .

    October 9, 2010 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  215. Interesting

    Electric cars are definitely not straight though!! Hmm, what a quandry.

    October 9, 2010 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  216. gt4

    Honestly, if it wasn't for trigger happy orgs such as GLAAD, perpetually portraying mundane issues like these as 'offensive' and 'deragatory' to the gay and lesbian community, would the youth of the community this org claims to defend see it the same way?

    October 9, 2010 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  217. sam

    Omg...I was waitingo on someone to throw in the race card with the gay card

    October 9, 2010 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  218. GLAAD

    'Electric cars are so gay" – i think he meant electric cars are so happy-looking

    October 9, 2010 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
  219. wagonis

    Get real people, learn to have a sense of humor, take a damn joke and stop taking things so damn seriously and literary. Expressions like calling something 'gay' offends the gay and lesbian community, calling something 'retarded' offends anyone with a mental illness...does that mean I need to be offended when someone uses the expression 'Jew down' because I am Jewish? I'm getting quite sick of having to watch what I say because I may hurt someone by saying it. That notion is completely retarded and gay.

    October 9, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  220. Nikkie

    Wow are you serious Hello People if it was sucb a big deal This IS NOT The First Movie to Use the Term 'Gay' in an Joke & WILL NOT be The Last

    October 9, 2010 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  221. yo mama

    If Electric cars are 'gay', then beat up cars on blocks in the front yard are 'black'. Lets see how quickly this gets censored.

    October 9, 2010 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  222. Bruce

    @ Bob – Bob, please list your business with full details. Your comment as follows:

    Hey Frank, I don't want those 3% or the other 30% liberal whiners as my customers, but thanks for sharing.

    If you have the guts to list your business then I can assure you that you won't have any problem keeping customers away.

    I have the strong feeling that you won't reply, but if you do then my hat is off to you...

    October 9, 2010 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  223. avalance

    How gay... perhaps he meant electronic cars are happy I think the gay community needs to stop crying and stfu.

    October 9, 2010 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  224. Jimmy

    Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is VERY GAY.

    October 9, 2010 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  225. yurielabey

    All the things going right in the world & THIS is top CNN news.~smh~ that is so sad.

    October 9, 2010 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  226. Ed

    Right On!! Bullying is bullying. Stop using free speech as an excuse for discrimination!

    This kind of language does nothing but to perpetuate the prejudice that being gay is something to be ashamed of, to be laughed at. Judging from all the gay-bashing-is-ok comments here, no wonder so many gay teens are taking their own lives. Pathetic!

    October 9, 2010 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Geoffgio

      Brilliant "logic" there, Ed. Free speech can be used for ... um, let's see. Everything. You whine and whine about how all your precious rights are being eroded and you, like typical "progressives," can't a) see your own inconsistencies and b) can't take a punch after delivering so many. Beyond your obvious lack of understanding of how hilariously ironic is your exhortation to stop free speech as a bullying tactic after GLAAD manhandles Universal, you further betray the basic ignorance of the Left: Bullying, like poverty, racism, war and everything else that offends you so, is part of the human condition and will remain so. To think otherwise? That's just gay.

      October 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Sonia

    Tom
    Um, Marta..."lately it seems" that an inexcusable number of young people are killing themselves after antigay harrassment and slurs make the quality of their lives unbearable. Your "freedom of speech" ends where another's life and safety begin.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |

    Well said Tom.

    October 9, 2010 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  228. Rob

    How ghey...........

    October 9, 2010 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  229. Kris

    I always love how conservatives cry out for their freedom of speech when it comes to wanting to offend people they do not agree with. However, where were these people crying out for this country's first amendment rights when the government was invading people's homes for speaking out against the war and Bush? They were the ones saying back then that we shouldn't speak out against certain things. They were the ones saying we need to have respect for our president and his decisions. Why dont you respect your fellow citizens and instead of exercising your first amendment rights, learn some more words in the English language so that you know how to say something without offending others. It is really not hard if you have an IQ above 100.

    October 9, 2010 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  230. Alan

    Electric motors would crush diesel or gas engines when it comes to brute torque. The electric car is only gay for the fact that the power source is a big let down. Gas is just so high in energy versus batteries.

    October 9, 2010 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  231. Hey. 8)

    This is so straight.

    October 9, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  232. Bob

    affliction

    October 9, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  233. Rita

    Soledad O'Brien is half black; she does story's only defending blacks....
    Ruben Navarette is Hispanic; he does story's only defending hispanics...
    Anderson Cooper lately only does story's defending gays....hmmmm....

    October 9, 2010 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Soledad is half Cuban. Don't know about her being black. Afro-Cuban, maybe?

      October 11, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  234. Bob

    Sorry Frank, It wasn't missed, just was " a bit outside" for me. I don't have any respect for those I feel have no moral compass. I wouldn't care what they do behind their own doors, but when the rest of the world has to walk on egg shells and be" PC" just so that some "peculair" people won't get their feelings hurt over the use of the English language, I think they need to stop being so thin-skinned. As for Anderson Cooper, he would be better off being the jounalist people expect of him, not being a cheerleader for the morally corrupted. Unless of course he shares the same infliction.

    October 9, 2010 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      And how exactly do LGBT people have no 'moral compass' as compared to hetero cisgendered people? I've just got to hear this.

      October 9, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  235. pierce

    Now we really knows whom Hollywood listens to.

    October 9, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  236. Ive Nopenis

    Gary is GAY

    October 9, 2010 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  237. Ive Nopenis

    Anderson Cooper is Gay
    Gladd is Gay

    October 9, 2010 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  238. Frank

    Vince Vaughn is totally creepy, I must say. Something about him just strikes me as very off.

    October 9, 2010 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  239. livinlife

    Couldn't get "Betsy" started this mornin'...ya mean she's a he??

    October 9, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  240. Bacchus

    I knew it would only be a matter of time before the bestiality crowd chimed in and started looking for people to be goats.

    October 9, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  241. herrsonic

    Pulling the quote from the trailer to appease some people is gay.
    That said, electric cars and the Prius are so gay.

    October 9, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  242. d

    Whoa, wait! Don't say lame... Someone with a limp might be offended!!

    October 9, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  243. AnnyE

    How perverse.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  244. commojoe

    How gay and wimpy can you be, people?

    October 9, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  245. dan

    Todd
    That's because Christians have no problem using their religion to make derogatory comments against gays. In case you didn't notice.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    --
    Your a bigot. Your comment is full of hate toward anyone of religion. Thus, YOU ARE A BIGOT.

    Want to know what a good bigot is?
    ;o)
    A dead one. Do us all a favor, and become a good bigot.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  246. d

    I have a ton of gay friends, and none of them view saying things like "That's so gay" as being derogatory. In fact, most of them use that phrase themselves.

    People need to stop crying.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  247. Jeff Montgomery

    Considering how many people still get taunted, mistreated, even assaulted and/or killed for being gay, I'd say they have a right to be upset. That joke is asinine and clueless.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  248. Lawrence

    "GLADD" is there to protect the gays/lesbians, Jewish people have ADL, even the Islam has PR people, and don't forget the Atheist who have the ACLU, but us Christians have a higher power in Jesus Christ and the bible. So, we turn the other cheek when people make fun of us true Christians.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      "but us Christians have a higher power in Jesus Christ and the bible. So, we turn the other cheek when people make fun of us true Christians."

      You must have been tuned out of culture for the last 40 years or so.

      October 9, 2010 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  249. Kevin

    Remember when "gay" meant happy?

    October 9, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  250. Sydney Australia

    Anderson Cooper is GAY!

    October 9, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  251. Kevin

    Yeah, like Clark said. GLADD is gay. I am so friggin' sick and tired of every "PC" movement coming down the pike and whining about how this is wrong and that is wrong. STFU already! You're not "visually impaired" you're freakin' blind. Get over it.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  252. jon

    Hey! Anderson Cooper ,you're not gay. Why be so gay?

    October 9, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  253. Carole SD

    @GLAAD and friends...get over yourselves. You have become ubiquitous and oh so boring. Yawn. I choose to just ignore you from now on.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  254. Augy

    Testing..... 1-2-3.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  255. minir

    you know whats gay.... gay people acting gay

    October 9, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  256. Voted for Bush....twice(sorry). :(

    If I'm tired of paying high gas prices, and wish my Tahoe could run on all electricity....does that make me a closet gay?!?!

    October 9, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  257. Robert in NYC

    I'm glad they did this. It was obviously meant to be a derogatory statement.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  258. scrumby

    The funny thing is, electric cars were actually introduced decades ago and were pulled for that very reason.
    Men thought they were too effeminate.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  259. Michael

    Well, Cooper had to do something. His show's ratings are in the toilet and his station is getting humiliated by FOX. Throw around the word 'gay' – whine and snivel about it – and play the pathetic sympathy card. And what do you get? A host of a terrible show that is going to be canceled on a station that is going to be removed anytime – and a bunch of crybabies yelling 'gay'. The majority of people are going to get sick of all the crybabies and turn the channel. The sooner the better!!!

    October 9, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  260. Ima Breeder

    Disparaging traditional families by using the term "breeders" is REALLY gay. Jealous much?

    October 9, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  261. JDawg1

    Gays are special people and should be treated accordingly. ;(

    October 9, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Not that they are trying to prove they are normal or anything like that. That wouldn't be good enough for them....

      October 9, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  262. EL

    I'm getting sick of this crap. Christains need to stand up to these f@ggish groups.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • EC

      And I am sick of you having zero compassion and calling yourself a Christian!

      October 9, 2010 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  263. wow

    that's gay

    October 9, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  264. Lolu Kush

    I personally think its ridiculous that the use of the word "gay" is seen as a bad thing. I mean come on! I know gays who use the word gay to describe something that is just lame (which is exactly what it is used as, anything that is lame or just annoying). My brother and cousin are gay and trust me they use the word that way a lot and they dont think its derogatory. There is absolutely no history behind the word. I dont see why anyone has to change the way they speak because of the connotation that it might be offensive to people. It like pretty soon all the Bettys in the world will revolt whenever anyone say X is being a betty-downer.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  265. dan

    if gay was so natural and common, wouldnt we be voting on straight marriage?

    October 8, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  266. dan

    this article is gay.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Lou Ann

    I thought their was "Pride" in being gay. Now they've done it. No one will ever be able to say who drew the SHORT stick or FAT chance in a movie for fear of offending someone. GOD forbid a word or a sentence that wasn't stated to be derogatory rubs someone the wrong way. This is so stupid and is one more reason the LGBT community continues to be ridiculed by some.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Johnny Five

    Gay means happy. Screw those PC people.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  269. J

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.

    Apparently not.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  270. blah9999

    gay

    October 8, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Jimmys

    Anderson Cooper is a prototypical left-wing progressive hypocrite. While he assails and mocks Tea Partiers, making juvenile references to "tea bagging" he forces Vince Vaughn to cut a line out of a trailer because he mentions the word "gay". It's no no wonder why even liberals can't stand to watch him anymore and his ratings are in the toilet...who the hell can stomach his idiocy??

    October 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Creekmore

      Forces? How did Cooper force Vaughn to do anything? Maybe I mis-read the article, but it sounded a lot like Cooper complained about it on his tv show; not an act that normally forces anyone to do anything. It also seemed as if Universal Studios made the decision to pull that line from the trailer – I didn't see any indication that Vaughn had any part in the decision. It also sounded as if GLAAD made the request to Universal Studios and that Universal then voluntarily made the change to their marketing campaign. Maybe you and I have different ideas about television – I don't tend to believe that I'm required/forced to do something just because a person on television said he disagreed with my initial decision. Does the television force you to do things often? Are they bad things? Did the television people force you to not understand the voluntary nature of Universal's decision in response to a request from an advocacy group? Did someone on television then force you, against your will, to take the complaint of one person and decide that it was a powerful edict which Universal Studios had no ability to resist?

      Hate Cooper all you want – plenty of people do, and it's being reflected in his ratings – but don't pretend he has some super-power that puts him in charge of business and marketing decisions made by companies with which he has no standing whatsoever. You can't have it both ways; either you can have reality (Cooper has decreasing ratings and, therefore, decreasing influence) OR you can have that fantasy view of the world in which Cooper forces movie studios to do his bidding. Both can't be true. That just isn't how it works.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  272. John Wright

    CB

    Breeders, I kind of like that. I think I'll start using it, nowI just need the right forum.
    ++
    So I can call you Mr. Hershey Highway?

    October 8, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  273. John Wright

    Roland

    Electric cars are Christian. (That's my new way of saying something really sucks...how do you like it?)

    ++

    That's gay!

    October 8, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  274. ana

    Why is everyone pretending this is about censorship? Obviously, the studio made a business decision.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  275. GeoB

    What a spineless country we've become! "Oh, don't say that, it will hurt someone's feelings"...WHAT A PILE OF CRAP

    October 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  276. MM

    So how does an object become gay! Do they make gay cars? Was it born gay? Did it come to realize that it was gay. This is just down right stupidity!

    October 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Wzrd1

    Lesbian: Instruction manual on women for men.
    Gay man: Instruction manual on men for women.
    Straight man: Royal pain in the Aspergillus for women.
    Straight woman: Royal pain in the Aspergillus for men in a relationship with them... ;)
    OUCH!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  278. cece

    These comments are hilarious!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Anderson Cooper

    I resemble that remark.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  280. maryln

    when is Cooper going to admit he is gay. then I will care about what he thinks, he is in the closet and always giving his opinion on things, I'll respect him more when he comes out.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      He's obviously out in his personal life. He probably just doesn't want his orientation to distract from his professional life. But everyone knows he's gay.

      October 9, 2010 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  281. PJ

    At least he didn't say Electric cars are so butt bangable....

    October 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  282. M Bloomburg

    I will have the city of New York post No Parking signs for electric cars in front of the new victory mosque. Because of freedom this victory mosque must be built but just don't park that gay electric car in front. It might offend our Muslim friends.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Holly S.

    @Richard You misused the term self-deprication, and you may need to get out more if you're under the assumption that all gay people are "liberals". But go ahead, wear your ignorance as a badge like so many other Americans.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • ana

      The next time you upbraid someone for misusing a word, try spelling it correctly.

      October 8, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Wzrd1

    Frankly, I thought electric cars were hetero. After all, male to female plug and receptacle...
    But then, California wanted the entire computer industry to either outlaw IDE hard drives or change their terminology over the master and slave selection of the drive...

    October 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  285. albie

    Its a funny comment - sounds like a funny movie. Some things /are/ gay, its a fact of life. BTW I know he was making a point, but the post about using 'christian' instead to denote something bad/dumb/undesirable/unpleasant etc.. is a genius idea.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Mr T

    Listen up fool. I will shove your gay electric car up your ass. But you would probably like that you gay fool!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Joe

    Every movie I see they will say Jesus in a derogatory way. I wonder if they will stop doing that as well.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  288. huh

    CNN will be reporting, the "G" word was used today when describing holiday attire. The White House will be issuing a statement later today about this. What about the "F" word people. FREEDOM

    October 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Elton John

    You wouldn't know what gay is if something jumped up and donkey punched you in the brown eye.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Barry Manilow

    Could someone give me a jump start? My electric car won't start.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  291. catfish

    This article and all the comments make me want to be gay. Wait I like p•••y too much.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Larry Lupus

    Gays playing the victim. How shocking?

    October 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Woo Wang

    We would like more gays in China. There are too many breeders and its getting crowded

    October 8, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  294. StraightMale

    Really????? Get a F'n life people and stop picking up every f'n thing and saying it offends you. Pretty soon schools will be required to have so many gay kids and companies will be required to hire so many gays as well... This is getting way out of control. If you think being gay is cool then you should think "electric cars are gay" really means they are cool. Its the "other" people who would laugh about it...

    October 8, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  295. im just sayin

    The pro gay organizations are leaches to the rich gay community. Otherwise they would have to get a real job. I don't understand why the black community doesn't get more angry when they try to use the civil rights movement for their cause. Sort of undermines Dr. King. I'm just sayin.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  296. stephen

    it is not a freedom of speech issue. universal is free to say whatever they want in their picture, however they have made a business decision not to because they felt that they would lose money if they offended a given group of people. it was the right of of the gay and lesbian group to be offended and express those feelings, it was also the right of universal to make the change that they did. i dont see how anyone lost any rights in this case.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Al Sharpton

    Hey! I resemble that comment.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  298. ham bean

    freedom of speech is gay.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Flame_Retardent

    Words that harm...ready, aim and fire... Born gay? I've seen babies sucking their thumbs but not the other things..and the majority is being controlled by the whinning minority.... I remember when gay people had more self assurance and didn't kill themselves over a little bullying. They're just to "gay" now.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • ana

      Oh the too, TOO ironic ignorance of your retarded alias. Isn't 'retardent' an oral hygiene product? Guess you need it when you suck that many sweet, sweet lollies.

      October 8, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  300. mman

    Freedom of speech is edited by good judgement. How do you know when to edit it? When violence happens consistently and people use these words to spread it. I'm sure Vince Vaughn is about as gay-friendly as he could be. but that's not the point. Gay people ARE being beaten up, especially at school, and the suicides are an even darker story. I'm not gay. But I think things will only really start to change when you don't have only the gay people objecting to this crap. The whole "political correctness" whining is nonsense. These people wouldn't tolerate a late night comedian mocking Jesus. Wouldn't that be free speech? Decent people have the right to block speech when it's hateful.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Rina

    You shut your mouth when you're talking to me!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Barak

    Its the republicans fault. They made the economy gay, that means it sucks!!!!!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Rodney King

    Why can't we all get along?

    October 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Tim Lukowski

    Increasing use of the word gay? Are you serious? I called everything gay back in the 80's!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  305. GLAAD

    Is an electric car AC or DC? I guess that's what determines if its gay.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Anderson Cooper

    Is that your electric car or are you just happy to see me?

    October 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Turkish Delight

    Would it be wrong to say GLADD is GAY?

    October 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  308. GLAAD

    As a rep for GLADD, I must warn you that we will not stop until we force you to accept us for who we are. Please contribute to our cause.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Jr

    I am gay and am not offended by the movie line in the trailer. I really think people should loosen up.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  310. TonyClifton

    well thats awful gay of them....

    October 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  311. dil

    My battery operated car is making a vibrating sound. Never mind that was my phone. Um. Call me again..again..call me again faster. That's it.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Anderson Cooper

    I make comments because CNN pays me to do it. I have no idea whats going on. What were we talking about? Hold on. I forgot to plug my car in. Be right back.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  313. sharky

    This is gay. So what is next the word gay is going to be banned so people will have to say the g-word?

    October 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Toryi

    Wow, what has this world come to when all everyone is concerned with is "who is doing who in their bed"? I mean really this is not the one thing that decides what kind of person u r. The line is a riot, it is not meant to b offensive just humorous. I am shocked that there has even been this many comments (including my own) on one stupid word. That is all it is, a word nothing more. White, straight, black n crooked, yellow those r all words too. Did I offend u with them?

    October 8, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Anderson Cooper

    Is chyeaaa a girls name or a guys? Can't tell. But if you drive an electric car, give me a call.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Durka_Durka

    Tired.. Of.. Walking.. On.. Eggshells.. Around.. PC.. Gays.. Your equal treatment will come in the form of me telling you to shut your ****ing mouth.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  317. chyeaaa

    I'm gay. I never say "that's gay" or "that's retarded" because I find it to be offensive. But say what you want.
    Just, when I hear you saying stuff like that, you're just showing your ignorance to me, and I think much less of you. Just like a person has the right to say 'n-word', but that doesn't mean that they're a good person.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  318. vince

    Those freakin people and all that give into them are pathetic

    October 8, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Tibi

    Really, it's not that serious.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  320. vince

    Those freakin people and all that gige into them are pathetic

    October 8, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Anderson Cooper

    If an electric car is gay and I like electric cars, does that mean I'm gay? How many electric cars must I drive before I am gay? If I drive an electric car but don't swallow, does that make it not gay?

    October 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Anderson Cooper

    I'm not gay. I just like to drive electric cars.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Natalie

    If electric cars were gay, they'd run all night on an ABSOLUT mango-tini and you'd be able to recharge them by touching the rear bumpers together. I heard electric cars have a small stick and can't even make it to the store and back without whining...sounds like your average straight car to me.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Coolio

    Anderson Cooper, if being "gay" is not a "problem", then why are you STILL in the closet?

    October 8, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  325. disciple X

    Go ahead gay community, call me a breeder...I'm proud cuz I CAN breed. I don't hate gays. I just am not one.
    As for "gay" being a slur...nope. Its a label. F@**ot,f@*, f*dge p@cker,those are slurs.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Vince Vaughn

    What did the gay guy say to the straight guy? Wanna go for a ride in my electric car?

    October 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Vince Vaughn

    Electric cars are gay especially when a gay drives an electric car.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Sean

    Why do people use the word "Gay" to decsribe something, when did it start and what is the meaning of it?
    "Gay car" = ????? (Retard, N***erish)
    Freedom of speech is alive .....is that why don't we say N***er but rather Gay now, so who's next in 2011?
    And putting gays in one town won't work unless Staights stop reproducing them.
    Thanks mom and dad!
    Straights + Straights= Gay, Straight, Straight, Gay, Straight etc. We're BORN that way...so unless you us gone then put a Condom on everytime!!!!!!!

    October 8, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  329. TheDevil'sAdvocate

    New trailer quote: "Electric cars are n!gge r!"

    October 8, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Duh

    Really. Who cares if I offend you. Man up and stop being a little whiner. Boo hoo. I don't care if I make you angry, sad, happy or whatever. Its not my problem its yours for being so self centered.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  331. Maybeben

    OK, just a few points. First, electric cars are gay. As in trend-setting gays will be the first to drive them and dangle in them in everyone elses' faces. They did the same with hybrids, Subarus, and compact SUVs. Second, I'm all for equal rights and anti-defamation, but this PC crap is out of control. Last, what is Kevin James doing in a movie with a real director and cast instead of another throwaway one-weekend-wonder? He's way out of his depth in that crowd.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  332. hmmm

    Electric cars are gay, though.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Paul

    Funny terms for gays that is.....

    October 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  334. Special K

    If electric cars are gay, are hybrid cars bi?

    October 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Lol.
      I hope your name is a reference to the Placebo song. If so, <3.

      October 9, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  335. Paul

    I can think of a few Bruce...but they probably won't get posted.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  336. ENicolas

    Appropriate. Everyone knows electric cars a actually retarded.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Marcus

    Electric cars are great! If they are also gay, then it is great to be gay.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  338. Paul

    This whole conversation is gay. I'm sure being gay sucks...literally. I'm sorry, but two women lick on each other and a guy getting a p*nis up his butt is nasty and unnatural. Gay in every sense of the word.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Boreguard

    Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Hawk

    Bruce, you must be an overweight middle america, secret C@ck Sucker...get on you knees and take it.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Mendoza NYC

    Vince Vaughn plays the same character in every movie.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Garry

    thats gay!

    October 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Bruce Springsteen

    Electric cars are so turd burglar.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Tony

    This is the results of several generations of men who were raised without a father, thanks feminism.. Fail! Whining and too damn sensitive to actually live your life like a real man

    October 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  345. GiGi

    ROTFLMAO
    What makes a car gay?
    All cars are gay if you don't think so next time you go to the gas station think about it. Do you fill up in the front or back lol so get over it

    October 8, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Hawk

    Also, just to add, everyone who spends time commenting on CNN articles is gay, including myself.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  347. chamborde

    God forbid that anyone interfere or threaten the gay agenda in this county. Anyone offended by the remark, "this (or that) is so gay," needs to stop playing the victim card. The PC crowd looking to further the liberal agenda. I have to laugh at the fake outrage people display when someone says something is gay. Shut up for God's sake. No apologies here, no rehab. Deal with it kids . . . By the way, have you noticed how CNN has trottd out all the gays victimized since the suicide death of the young gay man. CNN thrives on victimization.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  348. stu

    see....gay peeps have the power & all the $ to change anything!!

    October 8, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Hawk

    I am a gay man, and yes electric cars are gay. Also, just like with every group, there are extremists who take things too far. Unfortunately, the straight world thinks that GLAAD speaks on behalf of the entire GLBT community, not the case. There are a lot of good things GLAAD does but also a lot of ridiculous things just to grab headlines.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Stella

    I believe dat an intellectual human,there should b a policy dat maks u who u r and one shud try as much possible 2 knw d right word 2 use at a particular place

    October 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  351. Hawk

    Save the adjectives! Ha!

    October 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  352. Chris

    If Vince said that electric cars are straight, I would not be offended!

    We better remove the Flintstones from TV as well because we wouldn't want people to be offended about them having a gay old time.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  353. Tom

    Next we won't bea able to sing "Now we don our gay apperial...fa lala lala lal la la la la.....

    October 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      bahahahaha! Actually, it's "Don we now our gay apparel" but it's still funny.

      October 8, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  354. frank nice

    Gay people are gay!

    October 8, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  355. Thats so gay

    Thats so gay.

    And Gary, I have no problem being called a Breeder. It's just a word, thats it. Words never kill people.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  356. steve

    gayest story ever

    October 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Matt

    How about we try this for a couple of months: use the word 'christian' where you would otherwise have said 'gay': so, "dude, that car is so christian", or "that's hella christian", or even "stop being christian", and see if that works? ;-) just a suggestion

    October 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Guest

    Jennifer Connelly is in this movie? Awesome. That is so not gay. She could turn a gay man straight.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  359. Matt

    Breeders are sooo GAY!!!

    October 8, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  360. nat

    I am a Christian and i think by the time all is said and done we are gonna censor ourselves to death..If something offends me I just don't watch it..If a Christian wanted something changed we would call it censorship but the rules change because it's about being gay???

    October 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Cailte Kelley

    This complaint is gay. Remember great movies like Blazing Saddles?? Are we moving backwards?

    October 8, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      Welcome to the pathetic world of Political Correctness GONE MAD.

      October 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      The difference between the language in Blazing Saddles and the line from The Dilemma is context. Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor were using satire to mock racism during the 1970s in that movie, while Vince Vaughn is just using the comment in a lame joke that fits the persona that he has developed and plays in every movie. But hey, thanks for playing. As a parting gift, enjoy this copy of Wedding Crashers.

      October 9, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  362. Rina

    I find this extremely offensive because I myself own an electric car and I ASSURE you it is not gay.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  363. jose

    AC, you know how I know your GAY.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  364. Stu

    Electric cars aren't gay. But I could see thinking a 1970 Chevy Nova was gay. Any car where you had to pull down the license plate to fill it up is suspect to me.

    October 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  365. tata*s

    I am 1000% lesbien and being called gay. Lezbo. Dike. Or anything negative is just a way of people that do not understand that being GAY! OR LESBIEN dosnt make us anyless of a person. i do not get offended @ any of that stuff. we are all made of bones blood and skin. we all eat sleep shower and go about our lives 1 day at a time.

    October 8, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • keburg

      So you're lesbian, but you don't know how to spell lesbian?

      October 9, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Helen Waite

      I was gonna say the same thing. You expect us to believe you are lesbian when you cannot spell it?

      October 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Matt

    This is not about freedom of speech. It's about whether one thinks it is appropriate to use 'gay' as a negative after the recent suicides.

    They can do it, nobody's stopping them, they just don't because they don't want to be insensitive.

    It looks like many of you don't have that problem.

    October 8, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • LEB

      Matt, you are right to point this out. There are a lot of difficult things going on in the gay community right now, which we need solutions for. It's good that there has been a lot of press about bullying and hate crimes against gays, though terribly tragic that it took the deaths of several teens for it to happen.

      October 9, 2010 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  367. Roxie

    Thanks Matt for your sarcasm, but if it was else where on cnn I would still have read it. something doesnt have to me important for one to read it. fyi i never said it was "unimportant" i just don't think it needs to be the top 3 news link on cnn.

    October 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  368. Sara

    Am I the only one whose primary problem with the word "gay" is that it makes me want to buy each user a thesaurus? There are scads of wonderful, brilliantly descriptive adjectives for every situation. Why overuse just one? Save the adjectives!

    October 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Taylor

      As a teacher, I've been saying this to kids for at least 20 years. Love your comment...thanks.

      October 9, 2010 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  369. Matt

    I'm a gay guy and I don't see a big deal with the quote. Sometimes things are blown way out of proportion and this is one clear example.

    October 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • MC

      Matt-speak for yourself, please! You can ignore whatever anti-gay garbage is out there; you do not get to tell the rest of us to "get over" anything. Thanks.

      And for anyone still crowing about "free speech," why don't you all actually READ the First Amendment before you give your uninformed opinion about it, alright?

      October 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  370. brotherJohn ofDallas

    If we revert back yo 'gay' to mean 'happy', then the expression 'that's so gay' becomes futile :-)

    October 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  371. italian

    EVERYONE needs thicker skin! Really. Everyone has been made fun of at some point in their life for something out of their control. either who they are what they have or dont have. Most of the time comedy is making fun of some1 or somethg. If you cant laugh at you self you have no sence of humor an should seek help for that problem. My best friend is gay an half my family is black. Everyone of them can laugh at themselves for sterotypic reason. Why? Cuz its funny!

    October 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      It's spelled S-E-N-S-E, not sence. Sorry but I can't stand it when that word is misspelled. Have a nice day.

      October 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • MC

      And if other people overhear your family members' "jokes," Italian, they get to criticize your family for it. Again, free speech is a two-way street. You either support free speech for all people all the time or never.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  372. Vezalo

    Freedom of speech. All there is to say.

    October 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  373. etchgu

    the power is not in the word, but in the ears who hear them. respect your fellow man or woman , but don't be so soft to what you hear. p.s my white friends call each other c*@cker all day and i have not heard one of them say they are offended !

    October 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  374. Roxie

    with all that's happening in the world, homelessness, starvation, soldiers losing their lives (arms, legs etc.) natural disasters, the search for cure for cancer, AIDS, and the list goes on...this is what makes the top 3 picks on CNN entertainment news? smh....at small minded folks

    October 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Yes, Roxie, this story is clearly so unimpotant that you had to find it, read it, and take the time to comment on it.

      That's the logical thing to do when you think something is unimportant.

      October 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Creekmore

      So.. You think cancer, AIDS, natural disasters, and the rest are more worthy of the heading "entertainment" than the actions of a movie studio? Seems more than a little stupid to complain about the lack of war news in the entertainment section.

      October 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maggs707

      What's important is that a bunch of kids are going to see this movie and think saying "That's so gay" is an OK thing to say. After all, Vince Vaughn said it. Maybe it's "authentic" vernacular, but I'm surprised at Ron Howard, after his stance on Prop 8 and gay rights in general. It's the same as telling kids it's OK to call an over weight person fatso or to bark at a girl who is not so pretty and call her a dog.

      October 9, 2010 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Taylor

      @Maggs707 – exactly.

      October 9, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  375. Rmtemsguy

    I'm gay, and although I haven't seen the trailer, I certainly don't think I would be offended. Unfortunately organizations like GLAAD, as well as others, too often jump the gun and are "too" sensitive. I am not a huge fan of Vince Vaughn, but I can imagine him making the comment funny.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • zbtrocker

      It doesn't help that our society loves to take things out of context. We don't even listen to a complete thought anymore. We just wait for trigger words so that we can find something to get us all worked up.

      October 11, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  376. cheryl

    The world is gay thanks to the romans.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  377. RW

    I remember when gay meant happy - damn, I'm old!

    October 8, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      I say we take the word back. Electric cars are gay! They are so much fun to drive. I feel gay just thinking about it.

      October 9, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  378. ryan

    Coming from a gay man this is gay who cares what people dont be so sensative get a life there is more important thinga going on...

    October 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  379. Computerfix3r

    So much angst over the word gay but Anderson Cooper loved talking about teabaggers for the last year.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • GD

      Doesn't Sarah Palin have those teabagger parties? She's the spokesperson for them, too. No wonder she's always smiling.

      October 9, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  380. Robert Warner

    All of you people whining about "political correctness" are nothing but hypocrites. You want to say anything YOU want, but when someone condemns your bigotry, you whine about it. Condemning your hatred isn't preventing you from spewing it.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  381. atheist

    I'm a str8 guy who happens to see nothing wrong with showing your fellow man some respect. I'm also an atheist but I know the "golden rule" do unto other as you would have them do unto you. Unfortunately America is becoming a modern day Soddom and Ghamorah... All you christians should know those cities well shouldn't you?

    October 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Special K

    After reading all of your emails the same strategy exists: keep the "little people" arguing over little,childish topics and they won't come together to look at the big picture. Keep playing into their hands people.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  383. dsteinle

    That IS SOOOOOO GAY! Lighten up! Freedom of speach is all one sided. If they pulled every line that made fun of, belittled Chritianity.... that would involve almost every movie I see.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  384. belaired

    P Steele, your words got me thinking. Its a shame that those guys were up to no good. Thank god you got to bel air!

    October 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  385. Mel

    Whenever someone around me says, "That's so gay!" I just turn right back and go, "Oh, I know! That is so HETERO!" And the look on their face is priceless.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jaime

      Good thinking, Mel!

      October 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Disco

      Hmmm... Let me see. A gay friend of mine calls me a breeder all the time... I have never once used a "slurr" towards him. Does not bother me a bit. Another gay friend of mine uses the word gay for everything (something I have now picked up myself because of him). Where does GLAAD get off speaking for all gay people? Like the NAACP, they think they are relevant. Get over yourselves. People have gotten WAY too sensitive. Sad really.

      October 9, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • DISCO

      Oh and one more thing. I cannot even count how many times I have heard the following joke from gay guys... "Don't trust anything that bleeds for a week and doesn't die." And I certainly know that gays and lesbians make jokes about one another all the time – And they are said in very very condescending ways.

      October 9, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  386. KF

    For crying out loud, every time someone says something that is not "politically correct", people cry about it. Get over it.

    October 8, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • MC

      KF-your comment is a perfect example of First Amendment hypocrisy. For the upteenth time, freedom of speech DOES NOT mean we are free from criticism for our words. You can be as "politically incorrect" as you want, and the rest of us get to hold you accountable for your words.

      If you're so offended that the rest of us dare criticize a Hollywood movie, then you really don't believe in free speech at all.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  387. CJ

    I'm gay and I think people need to stop letting words be power and get over them self. It's only offensive if you let a word/words rule you. I say that’s gay all the time....its not hurting me.

    October 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Words

      More power to you CJ for being one of the stronger ones. BUT, as you can see from current news events, there are a lot of gay youth out there who bear the brunt (physically/mentally/emotionally) of these words. I think it's for their sake that GLAAD asked Universal to re-think this issue.

      October 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jaime

      Exactly! You are a good gay person!

      October 8, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • shin lung

      bravo to CJ. you have a big heart thumb down to whatever GLADD?

      October 9, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Gisele Fattal

      CJ, so you just got applause from some straight frat boys. Rock out! Next time you use the term "gay" as a pejorative, try doing so without self hate and see how good it makes you feel. You can say whatever you want, but realize that part of pride is dignity.

      October 9, 2010 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill Myers

      So true CJ. As Lt. Uhuru told Abraham Lincoln on Star Trek "we live in a time when we are taught not to fear words". I hope I live and can look forward to those days.

      October 9, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  388. P Steele

    As a gay African American male, i had to endure even more harsh treatment from my family and friends going up. Everywhere I went, i had to endure being called the "n" word and the "f" word.I had to walk home everyday from school. One day i decided to wear a PRIDE shirt. That’s when a couple of guys up to no good started making trouble in my neighborhood I got in one little fight and my mom gotscared. I whistled for a cab and when it came near the license plate said fresh and it had a dice in the mirror if anything I can say that this cab was rare, but i thought naw forget it, yo home to Bellaire

    October 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Donlizard

    Freedom of speech does not exist! Then again with all the crybabies, did it ever?

    October 8, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joshua Ludd

      You have no clue what freedom of speech means. It has nothing to do with people taking offense at what is said or trying to stop that speech when it comes from a business through protest, boycott, etc.. Freedom of speech has only to do with government censoring speech.

      October 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • autom

      They are free to say it. It however, is not smart to say it. Their business will be hurt and they'd get a lot of bad press, just as if they said the "n" word, which they are also free to say, but smart enough not to.

      October 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      The fact you are allowed to say something like "freedom of speech doesn't exist" is proof it does.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  390. Stu

    Know what else would be funny (because yes that was funny line for the trailer) a bunch of gay guys standing around and one disses on the other "Man you are so striaght" lol I'd laugh :)

    October 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Stu

      Hahaha!!! Actually I think thats a GREAT line!! Ok, gotta put that in a good movie somewhere!!
      I am so gonna use this at some time this weekend!! :) Thanks Stu!! :)
      Damn, thats just so... hetero!!

      October 8, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • BigguBosu

      That's not funny. That's gay.

      October 9, 2010 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
    • gman

      Now that's funny, I'm sure we will see it in a movie soon. Here is the question I have for Gay people and straight people like Anderson Cooper that think they have somehow earned the responsibility to speak for Gay people. How would you respond to and elderly man that told you he doesn't appreciate that he can no longer use the Gay to mean happy?

      October 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Stu

    Waaaaaah. The line is right though.

    October 8, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      What's wrong with 100% instant torque? You can't get that in a gasoline or diesel car.

      October 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • STU

      Electric cars may not be gay but they're not green either. You make electricity by burning coal and oil. And after a few years you have to dispose of those toxic batteries. Wise up people! There may be an environmental case for hybrids... but not all electric. They're not gay, but they are STUPID!

      December 24, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  392. Marta

    WHATEVER HAPPENED TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH?????? Lately, it seems that nothing can be said, without someone getting offended...

    October 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • sean

      They are still free to say whatever they want. The reason this is getting pulled is to avoid doing bad business for a movie. There's no law prohibiting them from keeping it in the movie. Just bad press.

      October 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • That's so "Martha!"

      Freedom of Speech...... I love how some people think HAVING the right to do something overrides the the good sense of whether it should be done or not. Ever think about consequences to an action... especially in this current climate? Ever hear of "shouting fire in a crowded theater?" Given the reasoning behind the quote being pulled, I would think it's understandable and acceptable.

      October 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xilo

      They have the freedom to say what they want, but the good sense to hold their tongue and risk alienating 11% of their potential customers. You wouldn't think it was such a bad thing if they decided to remove "n***er" from the trailer. "That's gay" is just another slur that should become history, and it shouldn't just be gay people who think so.

      I'm sick of everyone crying about their first amendment rights being stomped upon every time someone else uses theirs to disagree. It's all or nothing, folks. Either everyone has their say or no one does. Live with it.

      October 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kana

      Freedom of Speech only applies when it's politicaly correct... although I would agree that the comment may be inappropriate for the movie trailer.

      October 8, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joshua Ludd

      Freedom of speech has NEVER had anything to do with people being offended by what you say. It has to do with GOVERNMENT interference with speech.

      October 8, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Um, Marta..."lately it seems" that an inexcusable number of young people are killing themselves after antigay harrassment and slurs make the quality of their lives unbearable. Your "freedom of speech" ends where another's life and safety begin.

      October 8, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      You CAN build a Catholic church beside a playground. But SHOULD you?

      October 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • mutzmag

      I truly know what you guys are saying. you can't say anything without offending somebody and if you don't say anything their offended that you didn't talk to them. it a damned if you do damned it you don't situation. America was founded on freedom of speech but now it's ran on say what you want as long as it's PC.

      October 8, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • jkdunn

      "I truly know what you guys are saying. you can't say anything without offending somebody and if you don't say anything their offended that you didn't talk to them."

      Well, you could always just try not saying offensive things in the first place.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • LEB

      You have freedom of speech... not freedom to be an a**-hole.

      October 9, 2010 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
    • WTBbrains

      @Kana:

      I get that you're trying to be sarcastic/funny/incisive, but I don't see anyone getting locked up for using the word "gay" in that context. But yeah, you're totally right; you're only allowed to say what you want if it's politically correct. Would calling you a moron be politically incorrect? Just wondering; I don't want to get locked up for—Oh, wait, no, you idiot, I wouldn't be locked up for that.

      October 9, 2010 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
    • ab

      This is a perfect example of free speech AND the free market, actually! Not a single person has been prosecuted, persuaded, fined, threatened, ticketed, or warned about using any language from the government. Instead, private actors have expressed their concern and motivated a group to behave differently. That's capitalism, sweetheart, not a violation of freedom of speech.

      October 9, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • MC

      Marta-freedom of speech does not mean freedom from criticism. Free speech is a two-way street, after all. People can say whatever they want, and then other people can take them to task for it.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • veggiedude

      No one forced them to act. They had the freedom to leave it in or take it out. They chose the later. And freedom of speech means the government can't stop you from speaking your mind. Tell that to the Judge who jailed the attorney for not reciting the pledge of allegiance in his court room.

      October 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • ryan D

      Freedom of speech is about being able to say anything without prior restraint – NOT about freedom of the consequences of said speech. No one can stop you from yelling fire in a crowded theater – but after the fact, you can be in trouble for it. Freedom of speech is not applicable to every situation, either – just knowing the phrase 'freedom of speech' without bothering to know what it really means, legally, is pointless.

      October 11, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  393. cheefsfury

    YOU STOLE MY QUOTE

    October 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pittster

      The only group that the pc police don't mind us offending is Christians.

      October 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrEee

      And I thought electric cars were just totally transgender – to think they were gay all this time. Hmmm.

      October 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anne Marie

      It is so complicated to talk these times...in USA I mean

      October 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Noone

      Electric cars ain't redneck

      October 8, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      Anyone who thinks freedom of speech is being trampled on and that special groups like gay people are getting special rights or benefits in this debate, I have a perfect way to illustrate why you're wrong. Make a post full of vulgar words. Heck, don't even use any racial slurs or anything, just those awful naughty words they don't allow on TV – or in movie trailers. See, we all know you can't do that, it only takes common sense to know you'll get your post pulled, get banned on sites, etc for it.

      The real issue isn't gay people or political correctness, the real issue is that you think calling something or someone gay is less offensive than going on a profanity rant. Society says they are equally unwelcome, and like the case with "cuss words", we basically do what society says, at least in public forums.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Americuh

      "Pittster- The only group that the pc police don't mind us offending is Christians."

      Excellent point.
      However, people hating on Anderson Cooper need to knock it off. He is an excellent journalist and having seen him speak at U of M a few years ago I can attest that he is a perfect gentleman, genuinely intelligent and a kind heart.

      October 9, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      It's simple, Bob. It's called respect. I'm sure you wouldn't want society to view your (apparent) hetero-ness as the butt of jokes and ridicule.
      Besides, it's just stupid frat boy humor. It doesn't even make sense to use the word 'gay' in such a way. It's the same thing as when people take offense at the phrase 'hot tranny mess' – it's belittling. Not to mention it's not even funny.
      'Comedy' these days hardly ever makes you think. It's just appealing to the lowest common denominator and, in this society, that's not saying much.
      If you think this is about 'freedom of speech', think again. It's about not going out your way to offense potential customers. They didn't even remove it from the movie.

      October 9, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      *offend

      October 9, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Hey Frank, I don't want those 3% or the other 30% liberal whiners as my customers, but thanks for sharing.

      October 9, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      *watches as the point of his post flies right over Bob's head*
      Again: It's about respect, not 'whining'. Would you like to be called a dumb macho breeder caveman all the time?

      October 9, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      Wasting your time, Frank. Bob is immune to logic.

      October 9, 2010 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Point well taken.

      October 9, 2010 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
    • WTBbrains

      @Todd: Wow, hasty generalization much? (For those playing at home, that's a logical fallacy.)

      October 9, 2010 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      @ Anne Marie – It really isn't that complicated. The rule has been around for a very long time. Think before you speak. If you follow this very simple rule yourself and teach it to your kids then the world would be a much better place. Everyone should take some time out and think about where the hate comes from and deal with it.

      October 9, 2010 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Elizabeth

      Gosh you people are so ignorant.
      The term Vince is using is G-H-E-Y.

      For the mouth breathers amongst us: It's akin to 'led' and 'lead' they may >soundmeaning< differs.

      You're welcome.

      October 9, 2010 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Newsy

      Analyzing Hollywood's use of locker room talk...Why bother?

      If you choose this type of speech, you are choosing to be ignored by many.

      October 9, 2010 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill Myers

      Let's see... there's the 'N' word... the 'F' word... the 'A' word... maybe we need a 'G' word. Clint Eastwood must be smirking as I write.

      October 9, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      Anyone offended SO easily by such obviously base humor is GAY!
      Any film studio that would pull this from the trailer because they're afraid it won't be PC is GAY!

      What ever happened to the childhood rhyme my parents taught me to deal with people calling ne names? "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me!". Words can only hurt you if you let them. Grow a pair.

      October 9, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Electric Kharma

      Gays need to grow a spine. You've had your "Gay Parades" and some of you have done your best as being outlandish and flamboyant to gain attention. (Now you can't understand why this joke is made???). As a society you are "OUT", not locked in the closet as you were throughout history. Don't get me wrong, that is a good thing but your fair game now. You can't whine and complain about being the brunt of a joke when in many movies/plays in the last 30 years you have made fun of yourselves. La Cage Aux Faux, The Birdcage, etc, etc. Hell, if I had the spine that some of you have, I'd cry uncontrollably every time I take my wife to a "Chick Flick" and they make a joke about men. Grow up or keep yourself locked in a closet the rest of your life. Or better yet... police your own society that continues to put that (flamboyant) side out there that continues to feed the picture that the jokes try to paint.

      October 9, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Joke

      Marsha from the brady bunch is GAY...... Would the GLAAD oppose that?..

      October 9, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      Now how about getting out out of the movie altogether? I would expect more from Ron Howard.

      October 9, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Anthony O'Hara

      AC is so gay.

      October 9, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • cgeorge

      I'm sorry but I'm gay and that is just a stupid thing to complain about. Lets focus on more important things. Ive been called much worse by my own gay friends and its a joke!

      October 9, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Zickezone

      Funny, Pittster. Sounds like it bothers you when people pick on Christians. Is that the sole PC bone in your body?

      October 9, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • GD

      I find Vince Vaughn much more offensive than calling an electric car "gay".

      And it's not. Just check how it plugs in every night. ;-)

      October 9, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Hey

      This article is so gay.

      October 9, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh M

      "Once again, 97% of the people have to bend over backwards for the 3% who are "peculiar". Anderson Cooper, you are part of the problem. When people say that "Good is Bad" and "Bad is Good", they should not be listened to, because they empty of any moral values."

      "Hey Frank, I don't want those 3% or the other 30% liberal whiners as my customers, but thanks for sharing."

      Bob, who's "whining now?" That's like the pot calling the kettle black... sheesh.

      October 9, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • pstjac

      I am a 48 year old gay man and I have no problem using the phrase "That's so gay.". I use it all the time and I am not offended when someone else uses it. I think some of my sisters are off their rockers (aka Anderson Cooper). Get a tougher skin. We have more serious issues to deal with.

      October 9, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • gw

      This is Gay!!!

      October 9, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • BOB

      GLAAD is gay!

      October 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nofingway

      Who cares........electric cars are gay..........

      October 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wetalldid

      This whole situation is RETARDED.

      October 10, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      If you were to look at all the words used to belittle or mock, many are based on making fun of physical or mental handicaps (i.e. lame, stupid, retarded, deaf, blind), yet it's the gays who overreact and get so upset. My gay friends call things gay all the time.

      Also, I agree with the guy who said if he were that sensitive he'd be crying at every chick flick. Why on earth is it ok to portray the stereotypes of "women drivers" and "insensitive men", but not call something gay? This is asking for preferential treatment, not equality.

      October 10, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Ken Derendinger

      CNN, You suck. First you fire an anchor for innocuous comments he made because one special interest group got their panties in a knot. Now your other anchor is out there kissing the back side on the next most powerful special interest group. Sad, very sad. Remember the days when news men were thorns in the sides of special interest groups.
      I used to watch your network because I was tired of all the childish partisanship from FOX and MSNBC. How sad that you are behaving this way now.

      October 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      It's amazing to me that people are standing up against name calling by calling people names.

      October 11, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      That's because Christians, since the time of Constantine, have almost invariably been pre-occupied with squashing people who aren't Christian and exerting their new found polticial power. Sound famliar? Its hardly surprising that they can't take the heat or see the humor about themselves in themselves.

      November 2, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  394. Richard

    Like all LIBERALS, gays have no sense of humour and self-deprecation is alien to them.

    October 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Gary

    No sense of humor? Have you ever been to a gay night club. But we are kind of sick of people using the word Gay for this that flat out aren't. It's a car! Plus this is just a move by a studio to make the trailer more acceptable. How would you like it we called straight people "breeders?"
    Yeah you can't take what you put out.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Rastas

    You're pretty much an ignorant f()ck, aren't you Daniel.

    October 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  397. Jaime

    I like you Dan!

    October 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  398. GD

    You can't say that either, Rastas...because Sarah Palin is one. That makes it bigotry. ;-)

    October 9, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  399. kevin

    I've never called Sarah's baby a retard... however, I do call Sarah that all the time....

    October 9, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  400. Bruce

    A retard may be Gay, but is a Gay is always a Retard?

    October 9, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  401. Mel

    Hey Jaime – I want your sorry hick #$# to move into your own commune – that way you can live in your own little world and marry your cousin like you ALWAYS wanted to! EXCITING!

    October 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  402. JamieLand

    Jaime.... From that vivid description it sounds like you've spent some time in that world... and then some! WOW.

    We ST8's love how smart you make us seem.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  403. Mark Zuckerberg

    I've been self-deprecating since my teens. They told me I'd go blind, but I couldn't resist.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  404. Uhh

    Hm, well, not so much.
    My many gays and I LOVE Lisa Lampanelli....and she makes fun of EVERYONE, yes, even the gays.
    Just stop, you're done.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  405. framous

    Richard, "Liberals / Gays have no sense of humor"? Don't you know that Gay means happy? Gay people are both happy and funny, all of the time, non-stop 24/7. We spend most of our time, when we're not being mad, laughing at all the guys that are so insecure about who they are, that they think using the word Gay to describe an electric car is offensive to Gay People. And, who doesn't have a sense of humor?

    October 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Bruce Springsteen

    You can call me a breeder all day. There's not a funny term for straights because we are normal, sissy.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  407. MrEee

    You know, there was a Saturday Night Live 'Larry King' episode interviewing J.K. Rowling about Dumbledore coming out, and it has some scenes that had been pulled from the Harry Potter movies. The one that had me rolling on the floor was one where Dumbledore says he met his lover at Hogswarts at the gay bar, and one of the witches says 'you mean the Wizard's Wand?', and he replies, "No, the MANHOLE!". But seriously, is that a common name for a gay bar?- I seem to recall one called that in Chicago. Not that I ever went there – not that there's anything wrong with that! (I mean, not as bad as an electric car, anyway...)

    October 8, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  408. CB

    Breeders, I kind of like that. I think I'll start using it, nowI just need the right forum.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Wzrd1

    OK, go ahead and call me and my wife breeders. Even IF our breeding days are long over.
    Although nowadays we've given up the attempt at breeding, 29 years of marriage and all.
    Instead, we're going for budding. I've had to buy new pants for me a few times and a few new slacks and skirts for her due to our belly buds...

    October 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  410. Johnny Five

    Actually, we can take so much more than you. However, I feel the term "breeders" would make you look stupid as it just doesn't make common sense. Call us "straights" I guess, but "breeders" is actually ignorant.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  411. JDawg1

    Calling straight people "breeders?" That's really "gay".

    October 9, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  412. wagonis

    Call me a 'Breeder' all you want, matter of fact lets use it in a sentence; "That movie is a straight up breeder (AKA sucks)". Oh no!!!! We used the term breeder!!!! How will I ever sleep tonight knowing someone is using the term breeder as an expression of negativity? I have more then a couple of gay friends who use the term gay just as freely. Matter of fact, as I read this out loud to him (the article) he made a funny by saying; "That is so gay". LOL

    October 9, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  413. Michael

    "How would you like if it we called straight people 'breeders'?"
    I'm cool with that... we can have kids, you won't.... sounds good to me.

    October 9, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  414. MadCityBabe

    I have no problem with you using "breeder" although it sounds rather retarded. I would think you'd come up with something more colorful................................actually "breeder" sounds kina GAY, GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY. Lighten up and have some fun with it.

    October 9, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  415. dimbo

    Hey gary, I'm straight, if you wanna call me a breede,r I say your welcome, without us, you wouldnt be here. you'd have 2 sticks and not much more! give me a break,

    October 9, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  416. Bruce Springsteen

    There's the Brown Eye, the Chocolate Starfish, and the Manhole.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  417. Bruce

    IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE... Stupid

    October 9, 2010 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  418. Rick

    2 words for you. CLOSET CASE

    October 9, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  419. ana

    bigots make me sick.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  420. Bruce (the real Bruce)

    You got a thing for Bruce Spingsteen? HUH... Now tell the truth.

    October 9, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  421. Of Course It Happens!

    What planet are you from, Mike? Of course gay men and lesbians can have children! Even together. They do it all the time! Man, get your head out of your *** already!

    October 9, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  422. Wimps

    LMFAO! exactly my point!

    October 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  423. Breeders unite!

    Awesome response.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  424. Lol

    Lol Wzrd1! Who says there can't be some truly level-headed, fun loving straights out there too! ha.ha. You're great Wzrd1. Take care of yourself and your wifey and see you in a few to see if you need to take some more out of the waistband. Lol!

    October 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |

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